Water, Blood and Spermaceti

As a young man in the 1950's, Gregory Derviz joined an expedition to record the whaling stations on the remote Kuril Islands off Russia's isolated Sakhalin Oblast region. The dramatic and desolate coastline with large populations of whales living close to shore was a fertile hunting ground for the Soviet whalers.  With photographs and paintings, Derviz recorded the lives of these men and the whales they captured.  In "Water, Blood and Spermaceti" Derviz shares his memories of those times.


San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival (2018) Official Selection

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