A series of exclusive premieres of local / international environmental films will be selected by our film programmers with partnerships with other film festivals around the world. We look to expand the idea of environmental cinema from the traditional to the experimental.

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Film Information

Title: The Whale
Year: 2010
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min
Language: English
Suzanne Chisholm, Michael Parfit
Exec Producers:
Ryan Reynolds, Scarlett Johansson


Screening Date & Time

Time: 8:00pm, Friday, 28 Sept 2012
Venue: Kompleks JKKN, Auditorium
Admission: Free


Together with her husband, Michael Parfit, Suzanne Chisholm directed, produced and filmed over 20 stories for the National Geographic Channel-US, on a variety of environmental, wildlife, cultural and human-interest stories around the world.


“One day we humans may meet an intelligent being from another world. Hollywood tells us this stranger will come flying down in a spaceship, and will look a bit like us. But maybe it won’t be like that. Maybe it will be like this.” --Ryan Reynolds, in The Whale.

When a young male orca, nicknamed Luna, loses contact with his family in a fjord on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, he overthrows the established order of humans versus everything else with his determination to make friends with people. Through his life among us, he challenges all our preconceptions, from politics to science to the spirit, even making us rethink our most fundamental ideas about the nature of love and friendship.

Filled with laughter, amazement, tears, and drama, The Whale is a life-affirming film with demonstrated appeal to all audiences.

Film Premiere

Southeast Asian premiere

Festivals / Awards

Newport Beach Film Festival (Winner, Outstanding Environmental Achievement)
Environmental Film Festival at Yale (Winner, Audience Choice)