I think part of the reason this film matters is it may inspire viewers to take time to reacquaint themselves with the wonder of living on this remarkable planet. It’s not all about saving orcas it’s about looking after what matters most in our own lives.
I was recently reading some prose by Leo Tolstoy, one of the greatest authors of all time. I think his words capture my respect and appreciation for the themes Natalie explorers in this work. ~ Todd
‘The goal of the artist is not to solve a question irrefutably, but to force people to love life in all its countless, inexhaustible manifestations. If I were told I could write a novel in which I would set forth the seemingly correct attitudes towards all social questions, I would not devote even two hours of work to such a novel, but if I were told that what I write will be read in twenty years by the children of today and that they will weep and smile over it and will fall in love with life, I would devote all my life and all my strength to it.’ ~ Leo Tolstoy
Natalie is returning to her home town of Windsor, Ontario on Monday, October 30 to premiere To The Orcas with Love in Southern Ontario on opening night of the Windsor International Film Festival.
Later this November 18th the film is showing in the North Bay film festival. Both screenings will feature a Q and A with the director.
To The Orcas with Love made its world premiere in Huntsville Ontario at the Cinemuskoka Film Festival in September 2017. The film was awarded a Special Jury Award at the rooftop awards night; the first film festival award for director Natalie Lucier.
Please join us for this special event.
Our World Premiere is happening the opening night of Huntsville’s new Cinefest World Film Festival.
Showtime: 7 PM at Algonquin Theatre, Hunsville, Ontario
Q & A with the Filmmaker: 8 PM
Our documentary sheds a light on the perils of the farmed salmon industry. We are delighted to see Sea Shepherd Conservation launch a new campaign featuring biologist Alexandra Morton, actor/activist Pamela Anderson and environmentalist David Suzuki.
Other countries have identified problems with farmed salmon and are dealing with serious crises in the farmed salmon industries …. including Norway and Scotland (where most of the farms are owned by Norwegian corporations – just like in Canada). It’s a continually escalating arms race of chemicals against these parasites that feed on the scales and blood of farmed salmon. The parasite stalks large concentrations of farmed fish and it adapts to treatments to overcome any obstacle these companies throw at them. At the same time, these parasites, overwhelm and kill wild salmon that pass through these areas.
Why does Canada let fishing companies from other countries, primarily Norway operate these types of farms in Canadian waters when their own country outlaws the practice?
How can it make any sense at all to have Scottish bred, Atlantic salmon being farmed in the Pacific Ocean? It’s clear there are impacts on the wild salmon that swim in these Pacific waters.
Check out Sea Shepherd’s news about the launch of Operation Virus Hunter this month.
Another link to Sea Shepherd news featuring Alexandra Morton.
and more news on how the Scottish Salman Farming industry stinks.
Spent the day at Pixel Underground in Toronto tweaking things for the upcoming final cut!
Thank you Shane and Marcello and the team at Tango Creative (Windsor) for the design expertise on our Movie Poster.
We’d love for you to join our Facebook community and keep the conversation moving about the beautiful orcas, re-wilding the planet, focusing on what we are doing that’s “right”.
Join us, www.facebook.com/orcamovie
See photos from Natalie’s Flickr collection, entitled “Summer of Dreams” photos taken while at OrcaLab at Hanson Island and on the Johnstone Strait.