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In Search of the Bowhead Whale ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB523816
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  William Brind, Colin Low
Directors:  Bill Mason
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, Environmental Studies, Geography, Indigenous Peoples, Nature, Science, Social Studies
Language:  French
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1974
Running Time:  49:25


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An adventure film of a whaling expedition that included Scott McVay, an authority on whales, and filmmaker Bill Mason. The objective was to find and film the bowhead, a magnificent inhabitant of the cold Arctic seas brought to the edge of extinction by excessive commercial whaling. With helicopter and Inuit guide, aqualungs and underwater cameras, the expedition searches out and meets the bowhead and beluga.


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