"Emperors of the Deep" Presentation and Q&A with Author and Filmmaker William McKeever
Meet Author and Filmmaker William McKeever at the Eldredge Public Library for a 20-minute edited version of his documentary film, talk on sharks, and a Q&A, followed by a booksigning.
In Emperors of the Deep: Sharks—The Ocean’s Most Mysterious, Most Misunderstood, and Most Important Guardians (publishing July 2019), author and NGO Conservationist William McKeever is on a mission to change everyone’s views of the mysterious creatures of the deep. The book takes readers on a pulse-pounding journey around the world and deep under the water’s surface—from the frigid waters of the Arctic Circle to the coral reefs of the tropical Central Pacific—to dispel the narrative about sharks (from Jaws to "Shark Week,)” which claims they’re terrifying, cold-blooded, underwater predators. McKeever says, "Sharks are unequivocally essential to maintaining a balanced ecosystem. When these giant beasts of the seas are removed from the ocean, the effect on reefs and seagrasses is catastrophic for generations to come."
Author William McKeever is a writer, a documentary filmmaker and the founder of the non-profit Safeguard the Seas, dedicated to ocean conservation. McKeever is the author of Emperors of the Deep, the producer and director of the forthcoming feature-length global documentary Emperors of the Deep—which has not been previously released—to further raise awareness.