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04/19/2012: "Emmy Nominated Film Premiere In FH"

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Vice President and General Manager of KCPQ Television, Pam Pearson, will present the first public showing of “Orcas: Are We Loving Them to Death?” at 7:00pm on Thursday, April 26 in the San Juan Room of the Friday Harbor House.

The film was a Q13 TV Special Report that has now been nominated for an Emmy. Seating is limited, so tickets are available in advance of the event.

Orca Relief Citizens’ Alliance is hosting the viewing of the Emmy-nominated investigative film; a film that came about after several major population crashes in the local killer whale population resulted in a KCPQ TV News team reviewed the science on the subject, and then went undercover to explore possible causes behind increased Orca deaths.

The result is “The best film made to date on the daily experiences of our local whales,” and attendees will have an opportunity to meet the people who broke this Emmy-nominated story about “what is killing our whales today, and learn what can be done to improve the situation,.” according to a statement by Orca Relief Citizens’ Alliance.

Following the film and discussion there will be a reception for premium ticket holders with Pearson and Orca Relief staff at The Bluff, in the Friday Harbor House hotel. Tickets may be obtained by contacting Jennifer Lee at 378.8628, or by emailing . Ticket prices are $15 for the movie and discussion, and $50 for movie/discussion and the later reception.

All proceeds of the event will go to the Orca Relief Citizens’ Alliance, the only non-profit organization chartered with reducing Orca death rates.

Orca Relief Citizens’ Alliance is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Orca Relief was the first organization to predict the decline in the Southern Resident Whale population, and the first to conduct scientific research its causes. The organization’s charter is to discover and reduce death rates among the local killer whales of Puget Sound. For more information on Orca Relief, go to

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