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SECRETS OF THE WHALES
2021, National Geographic, 60 min, USA, Dir: Brian Armstrong, Andy Mitchell

SECRETS OF THE WHALES plunges viewers deep within the epicenter of whale culture to experience the extraordinary communication skills and intricate social structures of five different whale species: orcas, humpbacks, belugas, narwhals and sperm whales. Filmed over three years in 24 locations, throughout this epic journey, we learn that whales are far more complex and more like us than ever imagined. The series is executive produced by James Cameron, Maria Wilhelm,Brian Armstrong and Shannon Malone-deBenedictis.


THE SECRET OF KELLS
2009, GKIDS, 75 min, Ireland, Dir: Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey

Magic, fantasy and Celtic mythology come together in a riot of color and detail that dazzle the eyes, in this sweeping story about the power of imagination and faith to carry humanity through dark times. Young Brendan lives in the Abbey of Kells, a remote medieval outpost under siege from raiding barbarians. One day a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying an ancient but unfinished book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest, where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the fairy Aisling, a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way. But with the barbarians closing in, will Brendan's determination and artistic vision illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil? This Oscar-nominated animated feature stars the voices of Brendan Gleeson (HARRY POTTER, IN BRUGES), Evan McGuire and Christen Mooney.


SOUL
2020, Walt Disney Pictures, 100 min, USA, Dir: Pete Docter, Kemp Powers

What is it that makes you...YOU? Joe Gardner (voice of Jamie Foxx) is a middle-school band teacher who has a passion for jazz who is offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play with one of the greats. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before – a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. Joe teams up with a precocious soul (voice of Tina Fey) who has never understood the appeal of the human experience, hoping that if he can help her, maybe he can make it back to Earth in time for his big gig.


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