Lawrence Wahba: Career
Lawrence Wahba is a Brazilian documentary filmmaker. Director of Photography, TV Presenter, Diver and Author, directed or produced.
17 Documentaries; 80 Episodes for documentary series and more than 600 TV stories, recorded on all continents and all oceans and displayed in up to 160 countries in channels such as National Geographic, Wild, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Rede Globo ... among others. He is currently host of the National Geographic Channel Latin America.
During his 25 year career Wahba has won some important awards, such as the World Festival of Underwater Images of Antibes, France; The Amazon Film Festival and in 2013 he won an Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography for his work as a Director of Photography in the series "Untamed Americas."
In 2017, he released his first feature film in Brazilian cinemas: "New Sunrise on Earth", a partnership between Canal Azul and Bonne Pioche, the French producer who won the Oscar with the film "The March of the Penguins".
In addition to his visual audio career, Wahba is the author of the book "Ten Years in Search of the Great Sharks". He was a columnist for several magazines (Naútica, Scuba, Diving, Jornal da Tarde) and teaches lectures at companies, schools and universities.
Wahba also acts as an NGO. He was the ambassador for Sea Shepherd in Brazil, made the videos of the 2008 Greenpeace Oceans Campaign and was involved in the movement to create the first shark sanctuary in South America in Fernando de Noronha and in the fight against approval of bill 6268/16 authorizing the hunting of wild animals in Brazil.