Saving Luna: The True Story of a Lone Orca

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Saving Luna is the true story of Luna, a baby male orca who gets separated from his family in a remote Canadian fjord. When the friendly orca seeks companionship from people, he becomes beloved and feared. People can't figure out what to do. To native people, he's a chief's spirit. To boaters, he's a goofy friend. To conservationists, he's a cause. To scientists, he's trouble. To officials, he's a danger. To the filmmakers, he's a lovable streetkid whale. As conflict and tragedy stain the waters, Luna becomes a symbol of the world's wildest beauty: wonderful to know, hard to save.

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  • The real-life story of Luna -- the orphaned male orca that found itself abandoned in 2001 in B.C.'s Nootka Sound and opted for human company over finding its pod -- begs big-budget Hollywood treatment.

    Feb 13, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The film about an animal that doesn't respect boundaries has set none for itself.

    Dec 8, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Extraordinary footage is the highlight of Saving Luna. It is truly mind-boggling to see and hear the Orca, an endearing creature whose playfulness is unexpected and surprisingly moving.

    Feb 13, 2009 | Rating: 4/5
  • Whether you loved or hated the idea of an orca seeking human company, the story resonated across generational lines and tugged at something deeper, perhaps even primal, in the human psyche. Because directors Parfit and Chisholm explore this psycho-spiritu

    Dec 10, 2008 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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