We call them killers

Canada, 1972

Film
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A rare opportunity to observe two killer whales, Haida and Chimo, kept at the time of filming at the Victoria Sealand of the Pacific Aquarium. Far from any show of ferocity, the huge mammals display a sense of fun and rapport with their trainers, especially during their performances for the public. Dr. Paul Spong, noted cetologist, describes his attempts at inter-species communication. Musician Paul Horn captivates Haida with the sounds of his flute.

Credits

director

Tom Shandel

producer

Peter Jones

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:15:43:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

32021

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Aquariums

Animals & Wildlife → Aquatic mammals

Animals & Wildlife → Captive wild animals

Animals & Wildlife → Whales - Behavior

Documentary

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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