The Whale and the Raven – 1:00 pm FFR 100 min.

The Whale and the Raven

Saturday Films 1:00 pm FFR

100 min.



Director: Mirjam Leuze


Drawn to the rich food sources and quiet waters in the Kitimat fjord system, humpback whales, pods of orca, fin whales, and porpoises eat, play, and raise their young. Whale researchers Hermann Meuter and Janie Wray founded the Cetacea Lab on Gil Island to study this unique marine environment. As the Gitga’at First Nation struggles to protect their territory, the imminent construction of a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporting plant in nearby Kitimat, promises to bring increasing tanker traffic and noise, with unknown consequences. Through sublime cinematography, Leuze immerses us in a truly majestic world and makes an emphatic argument for its preservation.  Best Artistic Merit Award, Vancouver Int’l Film Festival