Saving Valentina

Heather Watrous, Whitney Brasington | 2011 | 8 min.

2012 Official Selection

Saving Valentina is a short film about 5 people rescuing an severely entangled humpback whale from a drift net. The viewer gets to first meet the whale and the rescuers and experience the process of cutting the net and freeing the whale in some depth. Then in the finale the whale celebrates the joy of being free in stunning fashion! This is best expressed in the voice of the only child aboard. This is an emotionally charged film that often leaves the viewer in tears of joy!