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Project dates

Jonah Lee-McNamee

Project Lead

Rachel Baker


Sofia Carroll


Evan Lee-Dodek


Documentary film about the return of the humpback whales to the Salish Sea.

Project Description

For our Ocean Bridge Action Project, we are creating a documentary film to tell the story of the return of the humpback whales in the Salish Sea. Through interviews with Indigenous knowledge holders, activists, scientists, former whalers, and community members, we aim to illustrate the past, present, and future of the humpback whales in the area.

Our project is ongoing, and our impact is to combat the effects of eco-grief by telling a story filled with hope and resilience. We hope to show the world that positive stories to exist and nature can recover in miraculous ways when we implement the proper policies.
This project has been created in commemoration of the lives of all the victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, including two Ocean Bridge ambassadors, Danielle Moore and Micah Messent. We aspire to carry on their legacy and commitment to making the world a better place by creating long-lasting impacts with a firm commitment to driving positive change for the environment and our ocean. We will never forget the light that Danielle and Micah brought to the world and will continue to keep them in our hearts. To learn more about these two amazing people, please visit: Honouring Danielle and Micah  – Ocean Wise. This work is partially funded by the Commemoration Fund for Victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Tragedy.

What was your biggest challenge?

Biggest challenge was planning the logistics of a 5-day film shoot with 6 crew all from different areas of BC travelling from the Sunshine Coast all the way to the northern tip of Vancouver Island and back. We worked hard and did as much prep as we could to ensure everything went smoothly and we could minimize any room for error or surprises.

What was your most valuable takeaway?

Most valuable takeaway is the people I met during the project who will likely become lifelong friends and collaborators. It was such an amazing experience getting to work with new friends on this project and truly put our hearts into something.

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