Docpoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival

Programme (2020)

Mirjam Leuze (2020)

German director Mirjam Leuze (b. 1964) has a background in cultural anthropology. In her work she is interested in issues to do with society, human and animal rights. Leuze’s latest documentary THE WHALE AND THE RAVEN was filmed in British Columbia, Canada. Drawn to the rich food sources and quiet waters, humpback whales, pods of orca, fin whales, and porpoises eat, play, and raise their young here, in the Kitimat fjord system. The film illuminates the many issues that have drawn scientists, the Gitga’at First Nation, and the Government of British Columbia into a complex conflict.

Mirjam Leuze is in Helsinki from January 28 to January 31.