Phil Demers made international headlines in 2007 while he was a trainer at Marineland in Niagara Falls, Canada, when a walrus named Smooshi imprinted on him. However, their bond and the media attention that came with it would come to shed light on a marine park that is marred with deplorable conditions for the animals that live there. This short documentary tells Phil's story as he seeks justice for Smooshi and all animals in captivity in a legal battle that spans almost a decade.
Official Selection - Creation International Film Festival 2017
Finalist - Canada Shorts Film Festival 2017
Official Selection - Animal Film Festival 2018
Some film clips were provided courtesy of The Jimmy Kimmel Show, CBC's The National, and CBS Newsworld.