The Whale and the Raven

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Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Runtime:101
Rating:Not Rated
Genre:Documentary
Premiere Status:United States
Language:English
Production Country:Germany
Canada
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Mirjam Leuze
Producer:Marcelo Busse
Henrik Meyer
Andrew Williamson
Screenwriter:Mirjam Leuze
Music:Jesse Zubot
Cinematographer:Mike Dinsmore
Mirjam Leuze
Athan Merrick
Simon Schneider
Editor:Sandra Brandl, BFS

Description

UNITED STATES PREMIERE

As the people in the Great Bear Rainforest struggle?to protect their territory against the pressure and promise of the gas industry, caught in between are the countless beings that call this place home.

A whale rises to breathe, a raven caw, a wolf calls out across the Douglas Channel, echoing until an oil tanker’s engine roar rips through this natural symphony. Is that scenario inevitable? Aesthetically stunning, intellectually challenging, and emotionally honest, The Whale and The Raven examines the tensions between the Gitga’at nation and oil companies, between eons of traditions and today’s thirst for resources, between the massive whales of the Canadian Pacific Coast and supertankers. Exploring not only the environment, but also the people of the remote inlet, we meet whale researchers and Gitga’at guardians who illuminate us with traditions, observations, and stories. – Chris Garcia

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