Wednesday, August 3 at 7:30 p.m.
When humpback whales migrating between Alaska and Hawaii become entangled in marine debris, a small network of brave volunteer rescuers risk their lives to save them. Packed with action, beauty, and compassion, In the Wake of Giants puts you in the rescue boats with the experts as they free the struggling whales. Shot almost entirely on research cameras mounted on the helmets of rescuers themselves, this short documentary takes you into the boat within close range of the struggling whales. The effort is led by the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary’s Ed Lyman. He’s the marine mammal response manager responsible for recruiting and training volunteers from Hawaii’s local communities.