A Killer Whale Called Luna

57 minutes 9.2/10

This is the emotional story of one young killer whale’s quest for companionship after he was separated from his family. Luna was just two years old when, alone and confused, he found himself on the rugged, wild coast of Vancouver Island.

Following his tumultuous life, the film records the human friendships he developed and the trouble this led him into. From death threats to numerous capture attempts by the government, the film-makers watched as people tried to determine his fate.

Luna shows us how quickly our lives can once again cross with the natural world.

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  • Roy

    The most amazing thing about this amazing documentary is how the breakdown of the journalist’s objectivity mirrors the main thrust of the story itself about the disintegration of the boundary which divides man from animal. Whenever a fundamental rule of a craft, in this case the rule of objective journalism, is broken with such spectacular success and deep meaning, you know you are seeing a work of genius.

    Many thanks to the person who uploaded this beautiful documentary.

    • Sheila Kind

      I had the pleasure of seeing Luna myself on a trip to Friendly Cove on the west side of Vancouver Island. I watched as he partially launched himself onto a small boat and someone took a big brush and stroked him with it. He seemed to enjoy it immensely although I couldn’t help but feel sad for him. In some ways what happened to him after that seems almost a mercy since his story was bound not to end well in any regard.

  • reagan

    this is really a great doco ,made alittle upset and angry but was very touching and made me relise how dangerous we really are as humans

  • scott

    What a unique doc! It explores and reveals the relationship between humans and animals unlike any other documentary I have seen. If you think humans are the only sentient beings on this planet, please watch this video. I shudder when I think of all that we might have learned from Luna had we sincerely made the effort…Thanks for uploading this–it was an hour well spent!

  • VideoEyes

    The wild should remain in the wild,if there’s any left,Thx 4 this Great Docu….^V^!

  • Denise

    I live in BC and this documentary answered my many questions about Luna. Of course because the death of Luna did not make anyone money, we did not hear about it.

  • Zero

    It’s amazing how he can find food and still have enough time to play with humans

  • Isabella

    I always cry when I see this. Very emotional documentary. Could be my favourite.

    • Carbonscam

      Could be? What is a Shabez Goi?

  • Silverfox

    Just seen this for the first time, not often a documentary stops me in my tracks like this one. Tearful and educational. How much we need to learn about the creatures who share our space.

  • monica

    I watched this documentary about a beautiful whale called Luna, as humans we teached our childrend that bullying is wrong and when i saw what this whale went though is all what humans did it was wrong and sad and not human at all, from the beginning i feel the people who found her explored her as well and made it a huge media target towards a animal who only was showing Love.

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