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Last of the Right Whales Screening In Yarmouth Friday

By Jakob Postlewaite Aug 30, 2022 | 3:48 PM

Poster for the film, c/o HitPlay Productions.

A chance to learn more about the endangered North Atlantic right whale.

There’s going to be a screening of the documentary Last of the Right Whales this Friday night in Yarmouth.

The film follows the right whale migration from the only known calving grounds to the shifting feeding grounds, and features a group of marine biologists, whale rescuers, crab fishers and wildlife photographers working to raise awareness of and protect the remaining right whales.

The production company behind the film, HitPlay Productions, says there are currently less than 350 North Atlantic right whales left, adding the species is at risk largely due to being run over by ships or suffering lethal injuries from fishing gear.

Climate change is forcing the right whales further north in search of food, putting them on a collision course with ships and fishing gear.

The screening will be held at 8:30 p.m. at the Killam Brothers Marina on Friday, with a Q&A discussion afterwards with members of the Canadian Wildlife Federation – Marine Conservation Science Department.

An interview with the film’s director, award-winning filmmaker Nadine Pequeneza, will be featured this Saturday morning on Y95’s The Weekender.

“We are delighted to share Last of the Right Whales with Yarmouth. We want people to be able to experience this movie on the big screen with an audience, so they can gain not only a good understanding of the challenges facing this species but also become involved in supporting viable solutions to protect right whales and other marine mammals.”  – Nadine Pequeneza.

Three whales swimming together, c/o Hit Play Productions.

You can find more information about Last of the Right Whales here.

The full trailer for the film is below.


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