Three Cheers for the Whale
Animal Kingdom • 17m
Directed by Chris Marker & Mario Ruspoli • Documentary • 1972 • 17 minutes
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.
Chris Marker's co-director, Mario Ruspoli (1925-1986), descendant of an aristocratic Italian family, had been a journalist, painter, and ethnologist before discovering his vocation as a documentary filmmaker. In the Sixties he became one of the founders-along with Jean Rouch, Edgar Morin, and Chris Marker-of the "direct cinema" movement, pioneering in the use of new lightweight cameras and synchronous sound recording equipment.
Ruspoli's eclectic filmography includes documentaries on medical, scientific, anthropological and historical subjects.
Up Next in Animal Kingdom
Fishing: In the Sea of Greed
Directed by Anand Patwardhan • Documentary • 1998 • 42 minutes
Traditional fishing communities around the world are under threat of mass displacement by the industrial fishing practices of gigantic factory ships. Private capital, with the aid of international lending agencies, have embarked on a...
To Be of Service
Directed by Josh Aronson • Documentary • With Greg Kolodziejczyk and Valor, Thomas Flood and Mako, Phil Bauer and Champ, Sylvia Bowersox and Timothy, Brandon Lewis and Boothe • 2019 • 88 minutes
From Academy Award nominated Josh Aronson, and featuring a new song from Jon Bon Jovi, "To Be Of Serv...
Directed by Heddy Honigmann • Documentary • 2018 • 86 minutes
In this poignant and carefully composed portrait of six service dogs and their owners, renowned documentary filmmaker Heddy Honigmann explores the close bond between animal and human. Honigmann questions the owners in her characterist...