LAST OF THE RIGHT WHALES OPENS IN CANADIAN THEATRES ON JANUARY 23

North Atlantic right whales are dying faster than they can reproduce.  With just over 330 remaining, these great whales rarely die of natural causes. Instead, they are run over by ships or suffer lethal injuries from fishing gear. If we don’t stop killing them, in 20 years they could be extinct.
Last of the Right Whales
opens in Canadian theatres on
January 23, 2022

This powerful documentary is directed by award-winning filmmaker, Nadine Pequeneza, and features a remarkable group of marine biologists, whale rescuers, crab fishers, and wildlife photographers, including Charles ‘Stormy’ Mayo, Moira Brown, Kim Davies, Martin Noel, Nick Hawkins, Barbara Zoodsma. The film has already been awarded the “Best Canadian Feature” at the 2021’s Planet in Focus International Environmental Film Festival.

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER:
Nadine Pequeneza

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:
Nadine Pequeneza
Joanne P. Jackson

IMPACT PRODUCER:
Sholeh Fabbri

SYNOPSIS: 
These gentle giants no longer die of natural causes. Instead, they are run over by ships or suffer lethal injuries from fishing gear. Over the past decade they’ve been dying at a rate of 24 per year. This staggering death toll is fueling a movement to save a great whale facing extinction. Last of the Right Whales is the story of a disparate group of people – a wildlife photographer, a marine biologist, a whale rescuer, and a crab fisher – united in their cause to save the North Atlantic right whale. By joining forces these formidable allies are determined to stop the world’s first great whale extinction. The film combines the 4K cinematography of a blue-chip nature film 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.

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