Spindrift Images

Documentary Film Productions

The Witness Is a Whale

Directed and Photographed by Nick and Cheryl Dean

Our current production The Witness Is a Whale (working title The Secret Whales) reveals one of the greatest environmental crimes of the 20th Century - the secret and illegal slaughter 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 killing 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.

A Co-Production of: Spindrift Images, Terra Mater Factual Studios and Mark Fletcher Productions.

Watch "The Witness Is a Whale" in January here:

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