Whales of Gold

Every winter, following the migration of grey whales, tourists, scientists and conservationists descend upon the San Ignacio lagoon in Baja California, Mexico.  Their presence, and the establishment of Latin America's largest biosphere reserve- brings profound change to the lagoon's small traditional fishing community.  The elderly fisherman who first befriended a whale in 1978, Pachico Mayoral, and his grandson Antonio, navigate between the different points of view of locals and outsiders about the changes and what the future will bring.  By filmmaker Lucia Duncan, awarded Best documentary at the Next Frame and U.Frame film festivals, and finalist at the Angelus and International Documentary Association Awards.

Directed by
Lucia Duncan