The Whale & The Raven

A remote island in the Pacific, populated by wolves, ravens and two whale researchers. A small town with the promise of a second industrial boom.

A First Nation village, torn between the wish to protect its territory and the pressure to cope with big investors. How are the people in the Canadian Great Bear Rainforest handling the arrival of the LNG industry?

And what voice do whales have in the debate, when just the sound of tanker engines might be enough to drive them away?

"The Whale & The Raven" is a story of humans and non-humans, united by a deep sea, seperated by conflicting plans for its future.

Director(s): Mirjam Leuze
Script: Mirjam Leuze
Production: Marcelo Busse, Henrik Meyer, Andrew Wiliamson, Shirley Vercruysse
Music: Jesse Zubot
Actors: Patricia Lange, Roy Henry Vickers, Spencer Greening, Nicole Robinson, Archie Dundas, Marven Robinson, Philip Germuth, Katie Welsh, Janie Wray, Hermann Meuter, Helen Clifton
Year: 2019
Duration: 101 min
Our age recommendation: 16
Language (audio): English
Language (subtitles): German
Country of origin: Germany, Canada
Shooting Locations: Canada
Screening rights: mindjazz pictures (Switzerland, Germany)

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Main topic(s): Oceans
Secondary topics: fossil fuel spirituality wilderness wildlife noise
Mentions: whales orcas Canada natives WWF Shell tribal culture researcher raven colonization nature ocean British Columbia net respect resource management activism tribal culture
Topic Page(s): Oceans

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