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South African fisherman Peter Esterhuizen had a mission: to help whales – and make others love them as he did. This film is the remarkable true story of a man and the giant southern right whales of the Cape coast.
Peter's story unfolds through the eyes of Cape Town cameraman Jeremy de Kock. The setting is a deceptively tranquil stretch of coast. One morning a great whale became trapped in the river mouth, and would have died, had Peter not rescued it. It was that day that his passion was born. Once hooked, there was no looking back. Peter claimed a special kinship with whales. Some thought him crazy, scientists dismissed him. Others praised him, and owed their love of whales to him. His life was unusual – and his death untimely.
Jeremy de Kock tells us the strange and moving story of Peter and his whales.
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