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Three Cheers for the Whale

Vive la baleine

Directed by Mario Ruspoli, Chris Marker
France, 1972
Documentary, Short
      English
      English

Synopsis

Three Cheers for the Whale chronicles the history of mankind’s relationship with the largest and most majestic of marine mammals, and graphically exposes their slaughter by the fishing industry.

Our take

Somewhat a departure for Chris Marker, this issue-based documentary delivers its sobering warning against commercial whaling and industrial extermination. It may be, above all, a fascinating act of myth-making—illustrating the importance of whales with remarkable sources and citations.

Synopsis

Three Cheers for the Whale chronicles the history of mankind’s relationship with the largest and most majestic of marine mammals, and graphically exposes their slaughter by the fishing industry.

Three Cheers for the WhaleDirected byMario Ruspoli, Chris Marker
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Awards & Festivals

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Cine//B Film Festival
2011

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