Thomas Weston | Bequia, USA | 59 min | 2013 | English | PG | HD
In the mid-19th century, Yankee sailors taught the men living on Bequia, a small Caribbean island close to St. Vincent how to catch whales – and this tradition has been nurtured and proudly kept alive from generation to generation. Today, outside pressures – overt and covert – conspire to defeat the stout-hearted Bequia whalers. This story, about the conservation of whales and the unique identity of a tiny Caribbean island, challenges conventional thought about the impact of global conservation and modernization.
Best Cinematography: Bloody Heroes Film Festival, Phoenix, Arizona Audience Award Best Documentary: Bloody Heroes Film Festival Official Entry: Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, Arts Festival, Bloody Heroes Film Festival Others: Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival, Whaleback Environmental Film