In 2002, Valerie Silidker and Tim Gorski set out to uncover the real life story of Lolita, the worlds oldest performing whale. Their journey delivered them from Miami Florida to San Juan Island where she was captured 3 decades ago. The intimate, heart-rending tale unfolded before them as they unearthed many heavily guarded secrets of the multi-billion dollar Marine Theme Park industry. Viewers travel with Gorski and Silidker as they visit Lolitas immediate family in the wild and interview the renowned orca biologist Ken Balcomb who wants her back.
New Jersey International Film Festival Best Documentary Award; Newport Beach Film Festival Best Feature Documentary; San Antonio Underground Film Festival 2nd Place in Festival Award; Dionysus Film Festival Honorable Mention Award; Earth Vision 2003 Festival 2nd Place Best Investigative Reporting;
Written, Directed, and Edited by Timothy Michael Gorski.
Music by David Hughes.
Narrated by Valerie Silidker.
Featuring Tokitae (aka Lolita), Ric OBarry, Howard Garrett, Ken Balcomb, Russ Rector, Jerry Powers, and John Crowe