The orca or killer whale is a social animal that spends its whole life alongside its family. Those that become separated from the pack usually disappear and die. But a new documentary tells the story of one lost whale that longed for love and wouldn't simply fade away.
Nootka Sound, located on the west coast of British Columbia was the home to a lost orca named Luna who quickly became friends with the town's residents. The Whale, a documentary covering the story of Luna, tells the tale of a town torn between friendship with a wild animal, and doing what's best for the creature's well being.
Executive produced by Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson, the documentary is said to be "a life-changing film about a once-in-a-lifetime encounter" according to Dr. Marc Bekoff, author of The Emotional Lives of Animals.
The film is set to be released on September 9 in Seattle, Wash., and September 16 in New York City. To see The Whale in your city, click here and follow the contact form to request a showing near you.
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