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A Day in the Life of Lolita the Performing Orca


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Documentary short on Lolita the killer whale featuring Dr. Ingrid Visser, directed by Daniel Azarian.

On August 8, 1970, a 4 year old killer whale named Tokitae was brutally taken from her natural family and brought to an aquarium in Miami, where was was placed in a 35-foot wide concrete tank and renamed "Lolita".  43 years later,  world-renowned orca biologist Dr. Ingrid Visser travels to Florida to visit Lolita for the first time.  This short documents Dr. Visser's visit as well as her thoughts and scientific observations concerning Lolita's current living conditions.


Client: Orca Network
Agency: Underdog Entertainment
Producers: Daniel Azarian, Dr. Ingrid Visser and Howard Garrett
Director: Daniel Azarian
Editing/Motion Graphics: Daniel Azarian
Cinematography: Dr. Ingrid Visser and Daniel Azarian
Sound: Dan Walsh
Post Production Supervisor: Joseph Orlowski
Production Sound Advisor: Richard Topham, Jr.
Scientific Advisor: Dr. Ingrid Visser

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