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Fri, Jul 12


San Juan Island Library


Using stunning underwater footage, Patrick explores the fascinating nature of the sperm whale, attempting to shine a light on its intelligence and complexity and highlighting its current and past relationship with humankind. This is a FREE event. No RSVP or tickets are required.

Time & Location

Jul 12, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

San Juan Island Library, 1010 Guard St, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, USA

About the event

Join us for a special free screening of the captivating documentary "Patrick and the Whale" on Friday, July 12, 2024, at 7:00 pm at the San Juan Island Library in Friday Harbor, WA.

Patrick and the Whale (2022, 72 min) follows Patrick Dykstra, a man dedicated to diving with and understanding whales. Using stunning underwater footage, the film explores the fascinating nature of the sperm whale and highlights its intelligence, complexity, and relationship with humankind.

In the film, Patrick returns to the island of Dominica in search of "Dolores", a curious sperm whale who once approached him underwater, coming close enough to touch. Their life-changing encounter left Patrick feeling that Dolores was trying to communicate with him. He hopes to find her again to understand the hidden world of her species better.

Patrick and the Whale is an intimate look at one man's quest to connect with one of the ocean's most magnificent creatures. It reveals the sacrifices Patrick has made in his single-minded mission while shining a light on the extraordinary sperm whale.

Don't miss this thought-provoking film that will leave you in awe of the mysteries of the deep. The screening is free and open to the public. No tickets or RSVP are required. We hope you'll join us for this special event at the San Juan Island Library.

Watch the trailer here.

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