The Island of the Dolphins

Project Description

2003, documentary, 51’, digital Betacam

A Canal Azul production

Directed by: Lawrence Wahba and Rodrigo Astiz

Executive Producer: Ricardo Aidar

Co-production: NHNZ and Fox

Aired on National Geographic


With the support of the Center for the Long-Beaked Dolphin the documentary presents a voyage into the the life of the long-beaked dolphin that can be found in tropical waters all around the world but that chose the island of Fernando de Noronha/PE to rest, mate and procreate. With never before seen footages of the dolphin’s behavior, the documentary shows how this animals, divided into subgroups, watch over each other’s protection and survival. The Island of the Dolphins was granted the Palme de Bronze award in the World Festival of Underwater Images in France.

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