Director: Nathalie Bibeau
Runtime: 89 min.
A personal tale that plays out against the swell of a paradigm shift in our relationship with animals
The Walrus and the Whistleblower is a personal tale that plays out against the swell of a paradigm shift in our relationship with animals. At its heart are questions of compassion for others, humans and animals alike, the nuances of all our stories, and the hills we are willing to die on.
Part-time mailman and ex-trainer at marineland the iconic amusement park in Niagara Falls, Phil Demers is known as the Walrus Whisperer on twitter, with over 27,000 followers. He has appeared on the Joe Ragan show four times, testified before the Canadian Senate, and is being sued for $1,5 million for plotting to steal a walrus. His is a story about the cost and courage of speaking out when you have nothing to loseAPRIL 21, 8;30 PM
Q&A with Phil Demers
Awards & Festivals:
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival – Best Documentary, Audience Award
Forest City Film Festival – Jury Prize (Best Documentary Feature)
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival – participation