The Pacific Whale Foundation recently premiered its new “Ocean Guardians” documentary at the annual World Whale Film Festival.
The documentary is the first film in PWF’s proposed series intended to showcase the nonprofit organization’s 40-plus years dedicated to marine-based research, education and conservation programs.
Created by PWF Documentary Filmmaker Selket Kaufman, “Ocean Guardians” highlights the nonprofit’s ongoing work to advance its mission to protect the ocean through science and advocacy and inspire environmental stewardship. The film, shot on location in Alaska and Maui, touches on the story of PWF’s efforts as told through Ohana, a humpback whale migrating across the Pacific with her newborn calf.
The first-time mother becomes the voice of whales – past, present and future – as she discusses the tragedies her species has faced in the wild and the tireless work of those committed to protecting her kind. Accenting Ohana’s journey, “Ocean Guardians” features footage of researchers, scientists, activists as well as PWF’s late founder Greg Kaufman and current Executive Director Kristie Wrigglesworth to create a stirring message of empowerment, collaboration and change.
The World Whale Film Festival is an online program hosted annually by PWF, and runs through July 31, 2022, offering unlimited viewing of “Ocean Guardians” and other select films. All proceeds from the event go toward PWF programs that help protect whales, dolphins and other marine life.
To buy an online pass for the event, go to pacificwhale.org.