The Witness Is a Whale reveals one of the greatest environmental crimes of the 20th Century – the secret and illegal killing of hundreds of thousands of whales by the Soviet Union and Japan during the Cold War. Through never-before-seen archival footage, hidden documents, and personal records kept by Soviet scientists, The Witness Is a Whale exposes this ruthless undertaking for the first time on film. Our documentary also recounts the post-whaling recovery of many different whale species and highlights their overall importance to the health of our oceans.
Directed by Nick Dean, Cheryl Dean
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