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Last of the Right Whales

Nominated for 3 Canadian Screen Awards
Best Directing, Best Writing & Best Original Music

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.

From the only known calving grounds to the shifting feeding grounds, Last of the Right Whales follows the North Atlantic right whale migration and the people committed to saving a species still struggling to recover from centuries of hunting. Now climate change is forcing right whales further north in search of food, putting them on a collision course with deadly ships and fishing gear.

With unprecedented access to film the whale migration, Last of the Right Whales brings a message of hope about the most at risk great whale on the planet.

Featuring Charles ‘Stormy’ Mayo, Moira Brown, Kim Davies, Martin Noel, Nick Hawkins, Barbara Zoodsma.

Distributed by Indiecan Entertainment (Canada) and Off the Fence (Worldwide).


Director/Writer Nadine Pequeneza

Producer Nadine Pequeneza

Executive Producers Nadine Pequeneza and Joanne P. Jackson

Impact Producers Joanne P. Jackson and Sholeh Fabbri

Cinematographer Mark Hammond and Stefan Randstrom

Sound Recordist Nadine Pequeneza and Dennis Morton

Editor James Yates

Composer Deanna H. Choi

Produced by HitPlay Productions in association with CBC, SWR/ARTE and with the participation of CMF, Rogers Documentary Fund, Telefilm Theatrical Documentary Program, Ontario Creates Film Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, and the Ontario Media Development Corporation Film and Television Tax Credit.

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