The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52

Director: Joshua Zeman Run Time: 90 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 2021

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

A cinematic quest to find the “52 Hertz Whale,” which scientists believe has spent its entire life in solitude calling out at a frequency that is different from any other whale. As the film embarks on this engrossing journey, audiences will explore what this whale’s lonely plight can teach us — not just about our changing relationship to the oceans, but to each other.

About the filmmakers:

Directed by Joshua Zeman whose previous documentaries include the hit Netflix series, The Sons of Sam: Descent Into Darkness (2021), as well as the critically-acclaimed true crime documentary, Cropsey (2009) and the documentary series The Killing Season (2016) about the case of the Long Island Serial Killer.

Executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and Adrian Grenier, The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52 was funded in part through a Kickstarter campaign launched in 2015.

“Being lonely or calling out and never being heard is one of our greatest fears as human beings… Whales are the same.”

– Director Joshua Zeman. Learn more here.

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