WINNER 2014 – OLA Forest of Reading White Pine Non-Fiction Award
“[Save the Humans] is chock-full of sobering statistics about the massive depletion of fish populations as well as the wide-reaching threat of ocean acidification. It also details Stewart’s adventure-filled, nature-loving life.”
—Winnipeg Free Press
“A project of passion—part memoir, part rallying cry, it documents how [Stewart’s] love of the natural world made him a conservationist and asks how we can save other species if we can’t save ourselves.”
Born and raised in Toronto, ROB STEWART started his journey to becoming an award-winning filmmaker at the age of 13 when he began photographing the underwater world. At 18 he became a scuba instructor trainer and then moved on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Biology, studying in Ontario, Jamaica and Kenya. Before making the award-winning documentary Sharkwater, Stewart spent 4 years travelling to the most remote areas of the world as chief photographer for the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s magazines and as an award-winning freelance photojournalist. Stewart has logged thousands of hours filming underwater, using the latest in rebreather and camera technologies. His first movie, Sharkwater, has won thirty-five international awards, inspired more than a dozen conservation groups and sparked efforts that have resulted in shark fin bans in more than 90 countries around the world.