The Whale and the Raven

The Whale and the Raven

                                The Whale and the Raven
| 1 h 41 min

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Director Mirjam Leuze’s The Whale and the Raven illuminates the many issues that have drawn whale researchers, the Gitga’at First Nation, and the Government of British Columbia into a complex conflict. 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.

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The Whale and the Raven, Mirjam Leuze, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • participation
    Janie Wray
    Hermann Meuter
    Helen Clifton
    Patricia Lange
    La'goot Spencer Greening
    Roy Henry Vickers
    Nicole Robinson
    Archie Dundas
    Marven Robinson
    Philip Germuth
    Katie Welsh
    Julie Bits-Thorsen
  • writer
    Mirjam Leuze
  • director
    Mirjam Leuze
  • editing
    Sandra Brandl
  • producer
    Marcelo Busse
    Henrik Meyer
    Shirley Vercruysse
    Andrew Williamson
  • co-producer
    Sandra Brandl
    Mirjam Leuze
  • consulting producer
    Christian Vizi
  • executive producer
    Sabine Bubeck-Paaz
    Shirley Vercruysse
  • senior story consultant
    Roy Henry Vickers
  • narration
    Roy Henry Vickers
  • original artwork
    Roy Henry Vickers
  • animation
    Elisa Chee
  • director of photography
    Athan Merrick
  • additional photography
    Mirjam Leuze
    Simon Schneider
  • underwater cinematography
    Tavish Campbell
  • drone cinematography
    Mike Dinsmore
  • composer
    Jesse Zubot
  • sound design
    Andreas Hildebrandt
  • sound mix
    Andreas Hildebrandt
  • sound recordist
    Brent Calkin
    Tyler Lucas
    Millar Montgomery
  • advisory committee
    Chris Bolton
    La'goot Spencer Greening
    Kyle Clifton

  • None

    Congratulations on such a beautiful and understated film. You let the subject and those featured tell the story that didn't over-dramatize but allowed the viewer to decide on how they feel. I personally felt a sad loss and a feeling of being helpless against such large corporations.

    None, 6 Nov 2021
  • brenda.damen

    One of the most significant films I have even witnessed about whales. Riveting and haunting whale song throughout - the acoustic traditions. A most important documentary.

    brenda.damen, 10 May 2021

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