The Witness Is a Whale reveals one of the greatest environmental crimes of the 20th Century Рthe 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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