Official Selection MountainFilm 2021

Playing With Sharks

Year
2021
Country
Australia
Duration:
95 mins

Overview

Sharks have long been feared by humans, who see the underwater creatures as bloodthirsty and merciless — but that’s not the experience of Valerie Taylor. Taylor is a living legend in the underwater world who spent most of her life swimming with, filming and learning to understand sharks. From her early days as a champion spearfisher and open-water shark diver, to her involvement in the film Jaws and its deadly effect on shark populations around the globe, we watch as Taylor transitions from shark diver to passionate shark protector. Through it all, she proves that the maligned creatures should not be feared — just understood.

Production Team

Director
Sally Aitken

Film Contact

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2021 Mountainfilm Festival.