is a short documentary that explores issues of noise, commercial whale-watching and the southern residents orcas. It features interviews with Jeff Friedman (PWWA), Tim Ragen (Former Executive Director, U.S. Marine Mammal Commision), Sorrel North (Southern Resident Orca Protection), and Donna Sandstrom (The Whale Trail).
The film premiered (virtually) at the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival on October 3, and continues there until November 8th. Sentinels of Silence makes its northwest premiere at the Friday Harbor Film Festival which also feature a panel discussion on October 18 at 4 PM. The film will be widely released to the public in November.
Note: this is a virtual film festival. All events can be viewed online.
Does whale watching protect or harm whales?
The short eco-documentary by Director Mark Pedelty explores recent controversies over whale watching, boat noise, and orca conservation in Washington State and British Columbia.
Director is available for interviews.
Wildlife Conservation Film Festival
Tickets and More Information
Friday Harbor Film Festival
Thursday October 15 – Sunday October 25
Shout Out For Animals Film Festival
Fall 2020 (Special Screening TBA)
Running time: 26 minutes | World Premiere
For more information, images, or to preview SENTINELS OF SILENCE? contact:
Rachel Green | rachel@smarthousecreative.