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Tale of a Whale Film

Friday November 4th, 2022

Doors at 6pm

Sooke Community Theatre @ EMCS

 Admission (suggested $10) by donation at the door.

Learn about a true whale of a Sooke tale at the EMCS Society second screening of the documentary Tale of a Whale in the EMCS Community Theatre on the evening of Friday, November 4th.

The hour-long film reveals how a team of community volunteers, led by the EMCS Society's first Community School Coordinator Phoebe Dunbar, rallied to salvage, flense, preserve and then, in August 1996, raise the articulated skeleton of a gray whale into the rafters of Sooke’s newly built community school. A stunning new installation.

Through footage shot at a dozen locations around Sooke and interviews with a wide range of participants, filmmaker Frank Antonsen and his collaborators have produced a colourful saga of fun, crazy coincidence, charismatic personalities, unexpected generosity and truly stinky working conditions.

Copies of the film will be available for purchase for $20 each (DVD)