The filmmaker and activist Rob Stewart talks about his new book, Save the Humans (Random House, 2012), and his new film, Revolution, with Joseph Planta.
|Save the Humans by Rob Stewart (Random House, 2012).
Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: Save the Humans
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.
Rob Stewart joins me now. The Toronto born and based filmmaker has a new book out. Save the Humans is his passionate book detailing his life’s work of activism and his advocacy for a sustainable future. In 2007, he released the documentary Sharkwater to great acclaim. He emerged as a leader in the environmental movement doing so at a young age; he was barely 30. We learn in this book about Mr. Stewart’s love of animals, especially those under the ocean’s surface, namely sharks. It’s this appreciation of the shark that has lead to greater awareness of the shark fin industry around the world, where the fins of the shark are cut off then the sharks are put back into the sea to bleed to death. There’s been a movement in this city for one, as well as other cities around the country and the world, to ban the sale of shark’s fins. The book also takes the reader to all the places Rob Stewart travelled to in the course of making his films, including his latest, Revolution. It plays at the Vancouver International Film Festival. Check out their website at www.viff.org for information and times. Revolution opens wide, throughout the country next spring. Visit www.therevolutionmovie.com for information on the film and book. The book is published by Random House. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Rob Stewart; Mr. Stewart, good morning.