MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 27,286 this week

Saving Luna (2007)

8.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.6/10 from 96 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 10 critic

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 »

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 880 titles
created 23 Sep 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 08 Jul 2013
 
a list of 16 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 195 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 1654 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Saving Luna" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Saving Luna (2007)

Saving Luna (2007) on IMDb 8.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Saving Luna.
9 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Project Nim (2011)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Tells the story of a chimpanzee taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970s.

Director: James Marsh
Stars: Nim Chimpsky, Stephanie LaFarge, Herbert Terrace
Blackfish (2013)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales.

Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Stars: Tilikum, Dave Duffus, Samantha Berg
The Cove (2009)
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.

Director: Louie Psihoyos
Stars: Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Hardy Jones
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Conversations with death row inmate Michael Perry and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of why people - and the state - kill.

Director: Werner Herzog
Stars: Werner Herzog, Richard Lopez, Michael Perry
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Parfit ...
Himself - narrator
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 December 2008 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Pelastetaan Luna-valas  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$425,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Luna the Lonely Whale
Composed by Bruce Gardiner
Performed by Miracle Beach
Elementary School, Black Creek, BC, Canada
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Highly Recommended Film
19 June 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Spellbinding beauty of Vancouver Island's West Coast sets a dramatic stage for this true story about a lone wild orca whale and his "human pod" and implications of extraordinary friendships they form. Nothing is simple about the funny and dramatic situations both Luna and the people around him find themselves in. Captivating narration coupled with mastery of sound thread all the contrasting elements into an intricate and emotional tapestry portraying so well the soulfulness and ruggedness of the inhabitants of this remote region, the enduring wisdom and spirited defiance of the Mowachaht-Muchalaht First Nations people and the power of government authorities – all believing that their proposed solution is the right one. This film is relevant to the times we live in as much as it is timeless. It speaks to all generations with the resounding universal language of caring and yearning to understand and reconcile our differences. It has so much to teach us about ourselves and the natural world around us. Luna is the embodiment of something so much bigger than life as we know it. This film reaches into realms far beyond the story about this extraordinary encounter – it's a multidimensional testament to the fact that in spite of all our endeavours to unravel the mysteries of life on this planet, we know so little about the very fibre that connects us all. This is the ultimate love story that opens hearts and minds and shakes down the barriers in our collective consciousness, which we have gradually, unwittingly and unknowingly built and maintained through the ages by perpetuating the myth of "separateness" and our superiority over other creatures on this planet. Please go see it! (And bring your children for they will love it and thank you for it!)


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Saving Luna (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page