Directed and produced by Ivy Meeropol, “After the Bite” takes a take a look at how a 2018 shark assault left a Cape Cod group in Massachusetts reeling over the consequences of a re-adapting marine setting. Native residents and vacationers flock en masse each summer season to Cape Cod — however solely now are starting to grapple with the alarming actuality of the apex predators. IndieWire shares the trailer under forward of the documentary’s premiere.
Nice white sharks’ lethal interactions with individuals have elevated within the waters stretching from Maine to the Cape and Islands. Public protectors at the moment are pressured to deal with the chance of great accidents with stop-the-bleed kits all through public entry seashores, together with PSAs, billboards, shark-tracking apps, spotter planes, and new coaching packages and protocols for lifeguards. “After the Chew” examines a coastal group renegotiating its relationship with the setting because the waters grow to be more and more hospitable to sharks and their prey.
Members on “After the Chew” embrace lifeguards, conservationists, fishermen, journalists, paramedics, city residents, activists, and scientists going through the problems and discovering options, together with seal scientist Lisa Sette from the Middle of Coastal Research; Dr. Greg Skomal and Meg Winton of the Atlantic White Shark Conservatory, which tracks shark off the coast of Cape Cod and estimated 800 nice white sharks within the waters from 2015 to 2018; and Crocker Snow, whose uninhabited island in Nantucket Sound is the most important breeding floor for seals within the western North Atlantic.
“After the Chew” screened at the recent Nantucket Film Festival. It’s a Reversal Movies manufacturing in affiliation with Pink 50 Inc. Xan Parker produces with director Meeropol; the HBO Documentary Movies presentation is executive-produced by Whitney Dow. HBO EPs embrace Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller, and Tina Nguyen.
Ivy Meeropol beforehand directed “Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn.”