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Last of the Right Whales

May 16, 2022, 7:00 PM

With a post-screening Q&A led by Sara Ellis, Ph.D., documentary participant, drone pilot, and Marineland Right Whale Project senior researcher and by Bill McWeeny, chair of the Maine Coalition for North Atlantic Right Whales and founder of the educational and advocacy group the Calvineer Project.

An issue very much in the foreground in Maine due to the divergent views of the fishing and environmental communities, Last of the Right Whales is both a strong exploration of the issues involved and an awe-inspiring look at these amazing, little seen and much threatened animals.

North Atlantic right whales are dying faster than they can reproduce. With just over 330 remaining, these great whales rarely die of natural causes. They are often run over by ships or suffer lethal injuries from fishing gear. 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, this film brings a message of hope about the most at risk great whale on the planet.

(Not rated, 92 min., 2021)

Regular admission prices apply.



May 16, 2022
7:00 PM


Railroad Square Cinema
Schupf Art Center, 93 Main St
Waterville, ME
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