A compelling personal story about the highs and lows of a life dedicated to studying Risso’s dolphins, with unique insights into their lives and behaviour.
Karin Hartman has dedicated her life to studying the unknown Risso’s dolphin in the Azores. This documentary film contains spectacular underwater and drone shots and unravels the special behaviour of these dolphins. It explains how males form stable groups while females with calves form nurseries, and why male politics are crucial for reproduction. It also reflects on the impact of whale watching, why commercial swimming with these dolphins should be banned and why this area is important in Europe and should be designated as a Marine Protected Area.
Country: The Netherlands
Year of Production: 2018
Director: Karin Hartman
Producer: Karin Hartman
Official Website: http://www.nova-atlantis.org/scars
Festivals and Awards
Winner “Award for best Drone Footage”. Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, New York, United States
Winner “Wildlife Award.” International Ocean Film Festival, San Francisco, United States
Jackson Whole Wild; Living Oceans Film Showcase, Wyoming, United States