Guy Harvey's admiration for tiger sharks expressed

It’s shark day at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival as acclaimed South Florida conservationist and artist Guy Harvey will introduce his new documentary, “Tiger Shark Express,” at a Wednesday-night FLIFF screening on the Broward College campus in Davie.

The scenic, 50-minute voyage, five years in the making, follows some of the world’s leading shark experts as they track the migratory sweep of these great predators, challenging scientific assumptions and demystifying a species that is no stranger to Florida waters. Among those along for the ride with Harvey were influential shark researcher Samuel Gruber, shark tracker Brad Wetherbee and Jim Abernethy, one of the world’s top shark divers.

Two-time Emmy Award-winning cameraman George Schellenger, who wrote and produced “Tiger Shark Express,” will join Harvey, its executive producer, to introduce and discuss the film Wednesday night.

Harvey is one of the globe’s leading marine conservationists through his work at the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and the Guy Harvey Research Institute, based at the Oceanographic Center of Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. More info: GuyHarvey.com.

IF YOU GO
"Tiger Shark Express” screens at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Bailey Hall at Broward College (3501 Davie Road). Tickets: $10, $8 students and seniors. For information, call 954-760-9898 or go to FLIFF.com.

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