Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Last Whale Documentary


A documentary based on the book, The Last Whale, has started with filming in Albany, Western Australia, the site of Australia's last whaling station. The Director is Mick McIntyre.

We're looking for any footage in the 1970s from the whaling station, the whale chaser ships or the anti-whaling protests in 1977.
It's been just 30 years since Australia stopped whaling. THe Last Whale portrays the raw adventure of going to sea, the perils of being a whaler and the ‘crazy, but somehow magical’ commitment that lead activists to throw themselves into the path of an explosive harpoon.
(Pictured: Kase Van Der Gaag, the former master of the Cheynes II whale ship, in Albany, WA, on November 15, 2009)

1 comment:

Frederick Milton said...

It would be nice that they add something about whale wars and the crew of Sea Shepherds. I can't believe that there are still people believing that whales are aphrodisiac. Those people need to use General Viagra instead of whales.