by Melanie, published on Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 5:23 PM|
I recently signed a petition to call for the release of one of the most intelligent creatures on the planet, the dolphin. The researchers at Resorts World in Sentosa, Singapore who hold these highly intelligent, and human-friendly marine mammals hostage, claim dolphin capture is essential for "helping" this species and understanding their habitat. However, according to Change.org, many dolphins live an average of 45 years, "yet half of all captured dolphins die within their first two years of captivity."
I tell you this because there is a new documentary coming out, which exhibits an exciting exploration into the deep sea world of dolphins. It's called Na Nai'A Legend of the Dolphin. Many celebrity actors are involved in the narration of the film: Kate Winslet, Ellen Page, Gerard Butler, Megan Fox, Janes Franco, Julian Lennon, Diego Luna, Cheech Marin, Whoopi Goldberg, Isabella Rossellini and Daryl Hannah. This is a documentary that has been "five years in the making" by Director and Producer Jonathan Kay.
The film screened at the Maui Film Festival this week where Megan Fox presented the film, right after she was given the very honorable Iris Award due to her involvement in animal rights charities.
The following is a description of the film from the website:
For fifty million years they've been roaming the oceans of the Earth. The dolphins of the world unite in this fantastic story of their power, their message to humanity, and their survival.
They lived on land and then took over the sea, forming the Great Dolphin Tribe. One day, the sea trembled and middle earth rose up in volcanoes, spilling lava and splitting the land. There was fire in the water, the continents shifted and the tribe became divided. They evolved to become many species and traveled to eight corners of the world. Touched with humor and alive with thrills, breathtaking cinematography captures the incredible beauty and staggering you are there dramatic journey of the dolphins, through the oceans of Hawaii, The Bahamas, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Mozambique, and the Amazon River of Brazil. Predators hunt them, Pollution of their environment endangers them, but these intelligent beings continue to live effortlessly as the guardians of the sea.
It looks like a beautiful film and I can't wait to see it. The sound track is pretty impressive as well, with a sound scape that apparently includes The Rolling Stones and John Lennon, among others.