Young & Wild Specials
NATURE & WILDLIFE
The world’s sharks are in grave danger and human ignorance and fear are their greatest enemies. Michael Rutzen is determined to open people’s eyes to their plight.
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Off the Fence
Finalist - Nature and Wildlife category - Banff World Television Festival 2008 Best International Program - Naturvision 2008 Winner Adrenaline Award, 2008 Santa Barbara Ocean Film Festival Finalist, African Filmmaker - ROSCAR 2009 Finalist, Marine Animal Behaviour, Blue Ocean Film Festival 2009
Episode InformationMichael Rutzen is on a quest. The world’s sharks are in grave danger and human ignorance and fear are their greatest enemies. Michael is determined to open people’s eyes to their plight. He has learned to communicate with sharks and has discovered a secret: they can be hypnotized. If he can show people this gentle, intelligent, sensitive side he has a chance to save them. So Mike resolves to do the seemingly impossible: to hypnotize a large shark in open water. Featuring animal behaviours never been filmed before, we follow his journey around the globe to learn more from the world’s greatest shark experts. His mission sees him put his life on the line as we witness man and shark connect as never before.