ABOUT THE FILM
Last of the Right Whales is the story of a passionate group of people – a wildlife photographer, a marine biologist, a whale rescuer and a crab fisher – united in their cause to save the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale. The film combines the 4K cinematography of blue-chip nature films with the character-driven, vérité storytelling of a high-stakes drama. With unprecedented access to film the migration of the North Atlantic right whale from their calving ground off the coast of Florida to their new feeding area in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, this feature documentary brings a message of hope about the most at-risk great whale on the planet.
BEHIND THE SCENES
This past July, award-winning Director/Producer Nadine Pequeneza joined researchers including Dr. Kim Davies, Dr. Moira Brown, PhD student Gina Lonati and others on their annual North Atlantic right whale (NARW) survey in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. During the trip HitPlay's film crew documented the research team's response to NARW #4615, a 5-year-old male entangled just hours earlier. The exclusive footage is heart-wrenching and illustrates the gravity of our impact on this species.
PLEASE NOTE: This event will live stream in Ontario only at 7pm ET on Sunday, October 24th, followed by a Q&A with director/producer, Nadine Pequeneza, and composer, Deanna H. Choi.