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Red Thread Productions announced that Spinnaker received a Bronze Award in the Sustainability, Environment, & Climate category in the 2nd Annual Anthem Awards.
Anthem Winners are selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. The Anthem Awards was launched in response to the prevalence of social good has taken within the national conversation and cultural zeitgeist in recent years. The 2nd Annual competition received nearly 2,000 entries from 43 countries worldwide.
Spinnaker is the bittersweet story of one whale’s life and loss and the bravery of those who tried to save her. The documentary highlights the brave men and women of the Center for Coastal Studies, who risk their lives to save the lives of imperiled marine life facing catastrophic injury from industrial fishing and marine debris.
The Center for Coastal Studies tracked Spinnaker from her birth to her death and across three entanglement events. Stormy Mayo, a founder of CCS and marine biologist, says “Entanglement is one of the leading causes for large whale mortality. It impacts a lot of different marine animals … by helping an individual, you are helping buoy up a critically endangered species”.