Bermuda documentarian Andrew Stevenson’s award-winning ”Where The Whales Sing” — which paints an intimate cinematic portrait of the humpback whales as they migrate past the island at spring – has been selected to screen at the upcoming 19th Environmental Film Festival in Washington, DC.
For the past three years Mr. Stevenson, with the help of his young daughter Elsa, has been researching and filming the humpback whales as they pass Bermuda.
What started as a project to make a documentary about the North Atlantic humpback whale has become a consuming passion as Mr. Stevenson has used Bermuda’s mid-ocean platform to provide a unique window into the migratory lives of the humpbacks with his ongoing Humpback Whale Research Project.
The film -– described as “a visually stunning journey of discovery” when it premiered at the Bermuda International Film Festival in 2010 — recently won high honours when it screened at the Princeton Environmental Film Festival and won its category at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival in California.
Humpback whale footage Mr. Stevenson shot off the island appears below:
Mr. Stevenson will be on hand when “Where the Whales Sing” is shown in Washington on March 22 and a question-and-answer session with the producer/director follows the screening.
Founded in 1993, the Environmental Film Festival in Washington has become one of the world’s largest and most influential showcases of environmental films.
Each March the festival presents a diverse selection of high quality environmental films. Documentaries, features, animations and shorts are shown, as well as archival, experimental and children’s films, at venues throughout the city. Films are screened at partnering museums, embassies, libraries, universities and local theatres and are attended by large audiences.