Saving Valentina is a short film about 5 people rescuing a humpback whale severely entangled in a drift net. The viewer gets to first meet the whale and the rescuers and experience the process of cutting the net and freeing the whale in some depth. One of the rescuers, Michael Fishbach, is co-director of the Great Whale Conservancy. In the finale, the whale celebrates the joy of being free in stunning fashion!
This movie was filmed in the Sea of Cortez, not in the Pacific Northwest, but since humpbacks spend time also in this part of the world it’s still relevant to us here. This movie was in the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in 2012.