Mixed media: Apps, video, books and TV for your kids
By ParentsCanada staff
on March 27, 2013
Environmental movements often hang
on the sad-eyed face of an endangered
animal. But Toronto’s Rob Stewart,
environmentalist-turned-director, has a
different idea. In Revolution, the sequel
to his box office smash Sharkwater, the
endangered species is us.
Sharkwater shone a harsh light on the
devastating environmental effects of
hunting sharks for their fins. Not only was
it a financial success (it made $5 million),
but it was an environmental success, raising
awareness on the issue and triggering many
people – especially youth – to pressure their
governments to ban the import of shark fins.
Revolution aims to tap into and engage
that same youth audience. The film
features stories and footage of inspiring
young environmentalists. Though Rob is
committed and passionate about the cause,
he admits he doesn’t have all the answers.
“We have to come together and decide
how many people we want on this planet
and what our levels of consumption are.
The greatest thing I can do is help educate
To kids wanting to make a difference
to the earth, Rob encourages them
to get active and join environmental
groups. “Become conscious of your
own environmental impact, avoid mass
consumption and write the government.” – Elizabeth Kiy
In theatres across Canada April 12
Originally published in ParentsCanada magazine, April 2013.
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By ParentsCanada staff|
March 27, 2013