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Playing with Sharks

By Sabrina McFarland, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Trailblazing scuba diver makes a splash in sea docu.

Movie NR 2021 90 minutes
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In this thrilling ocean documentary, a female scuba diver reflects on her remarkable image as a marine life trailblazer. "The first time I could ever see underwater, I was 14 years old, and I saw a piece of kelp," recalls Playing with Sharks star Valerie Taylor. "I thought it was amazing…and I knew I had to see more." She soon surfaces to the top as a spearfishing champion and films shark scenes for Steven Spielberg's Jaws before choosing to become a conservationist and friend of sea creatures. "Spearfishing was nerve-racking," notes Taylor, "but every single step along the way was an adventure, a step into the unknown. And every time you did it, you came out with a little more knowledge."

Playing with Sharks not only offers an informative, eye-opening viewing experience for kids and families, but also the chance to participate in engaging deep-dive discussions about Taylor's exceptional life journey.

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