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.

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Credits

producer

Peter Jones

production company

ONF | NFB

director

Tom Shandel

Duration

00:15:43:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1972

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323442

Language

English

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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