Saving Luna is a feature-length documentary about Luna, a lone baby killer whale who gets separated from his family in a remote Vancouver Island fjord. When Luna seeks companionship from ... See full summary »

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Saving Luna is a feature-length documentary about Luna, a lone baby killer whale who gets separated from his family in a remote Vancouver Island fjord. When Luna seeks companionship from people, he breaks a fundamental barrier built of mutual fear and ignorance that normally exists between humans and wild beings. This shattering of convention leads to joy, confusion and anger. In a magnificent landscape, different groups of people fight over their wildly differing views of who Luna is, and what we need to do to save him. To natives he's the spirit of a chief. To boaters he's a goofy friend. To conservationists he's a cause. To scientists he's trouble. To officials he's a danger. To the filmmakers, Suzanne Chisholm and Michael Parfit, he's a lone, lovable street kid whale. Eventually, as more and more people advocate Luna's death, Michael and Suzanne become intricately involved in the efforts to protect him. They believe he can be protected if he is simply given the friendship he seeks... Written by Anonymous

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A life does not have to be human to be great.

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5 December 2008 (Canada)  »

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Pelastetaan Luna-valas  »

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$425,000 (estimated)
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Luna the Lonely Whale
Composed by Bruce Gardiner
Performed by Miracle Beach
Elementary School, Black Creek, BC, Canada
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This is an inspiring and thought provoking movie about people and whales that is suitable for all age groups - don't' miss it !
30 November 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a riveting movie that is suitable, and indeed inspiring, for all ages, from school children to grandparents. It presents a balanced view of some complex issues and film footage both above and below the water is truly amazing. Don't be fooled into thinking this is a typical documentary movie. If you want see something that is entertaining, educational and thought provoking, then don't miss it - and take your kids - they will love it and it may lead to some discussion with them that will amaze you! I learned more from this movie about nature, animals, humans, and myself than I ever expected. The 90 minutes flew by and I think the entire audience was disappointed when it ended.


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