The film is a revelatory investigation by three intrepid free-diving journalists, Gaya, Tanya and Julia, into the global trade in wild sea mammals. Their journey takes us to the most remote corners of Russia and witnesses, for the very first time, the shocking treatment that whales, dolphins and walruses are subjected to, and discovers the corruption at the heart of this cruel international business.
Gayane Petrosyan is a director, screenwriter, producer, and head of the Baikal Cinema company. She graduated from the journalism department of the Moscow State University. She works on topics related to social issues and environment. She has made a series of documentary projects: Executed Children (about kids who are victims of the prohibition for foreigners to adopt Russian children), Our Own Not Our Own, The Stigma, Planet Baikal and others.
Selected: Executed Children (2014)