Whaleóan Orcaó - Luna The Whale
Whaleóan Orcaó, also known as Luna the Orca Whale, had become a subject of controversy in both public and scientific arenas over what should be done with him - catch him, befriend him, friend him. In 2001, Luna turned up in the Nootka Sound, British Columbia without his pod.
The remarkable documentary showcases the polar ideas of what one considers "best" for a wild animal and the ongoing dispute between governments and Native Americans. The Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans came up with a plan to capture Luna and transport him back to his family. Whereas, the First Nations, Mowachaht/ Muchalaht, believed it was best for Luna to stay in the bay as he may not be accepted by his pod and would only be recaptured for aquarium life.
The film is a must watch as it ponders up questions about animals consciousness, their emotions, and why humans feel the need to impose a human understanding of an animals state of happiness.