Author Talk & Screening: William McKeever, ‘Emperors of the Deep: Sharks”

July 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Filmmaker, author and conservationist William McKeever is on a mission to change everyone’s views of sharks, mysterious creatures of the deep. His new book takes readers on a pulse-pounding journey around the world and deep under the water’s surface”from the frigid waters of the Arctic Circle to the coral reefs of the tropical Central Pacific”to dispel the narrative about sharks (from Jaws to ‘Shark Week,)’ which claims they’re terrifying underwater predators.
In addition, McKeever will screen a 20 minute excerpt from his companion film of the same name.
McKeever says, ‘Sharks are unequivocally essential to maintaining a balanced ecosystem. When these important apex predators are removed from the ocean, the effect on reefs, seagrass and all the marine ecosystems is catastrophic for generations to come.’
McKeever, founder Safe The Seas nonprofit, witnessed a shark tournament and was so incensed that he left his job in finance to donate all of his time to ocean conservation and saving sharks. He embarked on a two-year journey around the world to write the book and produce the film because every year the plight of the shark is getting worse.
Book signing to follow.