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The Whale And The Raven
Wednesday November 27th, 2019 at 7 PMEvent Website
Mirjam Leuze · Germany/Canada · 2019 · 100 mins · Not Rated
Special Event: Producer in Attendance for Q&A
Journeying into BC’s Great Bear Rainforest, German documentarian and cultural anthropologist Mirjam Leuze investigates the potential impact of a liquefied natural gas exporting plant and increased tanker traffic on this stunning ecosystem. Not only are we introduced to the remarkable people who call this place home and oppose the plant’s construction, including whale researchers Hermann Meuter and Janie Wray and elders of the Gitga’at First Nation, but also the humpbacks, orcas, and porpoises who use the Kitimat fjord system as a feeding- and playground. Through sublime cinematography that revels in the almost mythical beauty of these creatures and rich sound design that underscores nature’s symphonic qualities, Leuze and her team not only recreate the awe of that epiphanic moment but also immerse us in a truly majestic world and craft an emphatic argument for its preservation.