The Whale and the Raven

VIFF Review: ‘The Whale and the Raven’ is quiet and gorgeous

Posted by Matthew on October 12, 2019
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The Whale and the Raven / VIFF 2019

Whales are among the more majestic animals on the planet. They’re enormous but graceful, and they play an important part in the cultural history of many of the First Nations peoples of BC. In the Kitimat fjord system there are a pair of researchers, Hermann Meuter and Janie Wray, who study the orca and humpbacks who make their homes there, and Mirjam Leuze took cameras to chronicle what they do.

The Whale and the Raven is the result and follows is a slightly meandering but absolutely stunning-to-look-at 100 minutes of footage of the north coast of British Columbia.

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