Winners from 2007 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival

SAVING LUNA (Canada, 2007, 92 min.)

Washington, D.C. Premiere In this true story, a baby male killer whale gets separated from his family in a remote Vancouver Island fjord. When the lone young orca seeks companionship from people he becomes beloved. This documentary shows what happens as years pass and the whale becomes both treasured and feared. To Native Americans he is the spirit of a chief; to boaters he is a goofy friend; to conservationists he is a cause; to scientists he is trouble; to officials he is a danger. As conflict and tragedy stain the waters, Luna becomes a symbol of the world’s wildest beauty: wonderful to know, but so hard to save. Produced by Mountainside Films, Ltd. People and Animals Award.

Introduced by Deborah Rothberg, Public Programs Coordinator, National Museum of Natural History. Discussion with filmmakers Suzanne Chisholm and Michael Parfit follows screening.

Shown as part of the program on 3/16/08 Winners from 2007 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, along with SHOWDOWN AT ELKTOWN, GALAPAGOS: BORN OF FIRE, TRUE ADVENTURES OF THE ULTIMATE SPIDER HUNTER, and NATURE TECH.

Ticketing/Reservation Info:

FREE, no reservations needed

National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium,

10th St. & Constitution Ave., NW

(METRO: Federal Triangle or Smithsonian)

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