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Jacques Costeau tried.
Pioneer dolphin researcher John Lilly said it couldn’t be done.
But in 1978 a ship of fools set out to swim in the open oceans with wild dolphins. Taking a cue from Aristotle, who said, ”dolphins care for man and enjoy his music”, the filmmakers played an ‘underwater piano” and for three days interacted with a school of wild dolphins.
A ”close encounters of the aquatic kind”, this classic film documents the first recorded human-wild dolphin encounter in modern times.
Featuring an appearance by Buckminister Fuller
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Winner of the Cup of the Prime Minister (1979), The Milan Film Festival, “Golden Eagle” award CINE (1979)
Mill Valley Film Festival
Sacramento Film Festival (opening night)
Milan Film Festival
“Exciting…an underwater sequence of breathtaking beauty…”
—Los Angeles Weekly
Plus special feature short: The Wonder of Dolphins
Total Running Time: 72 minutes
DVD - NTSC only