Whales of the High Desert

Whales of the High Desert

22 minutes, United States, 2023

 

 

Whales of the High Desert explores the story of James Wickham; an Englishman who was reported to have brought whales to Great Salt Lake in the 1870's. Though his story was reported as 'true' in newspaper articles in 1888, the truth of this local Utah legend no longer matters as the debate around its veracity has uncovered a greater truth, the Great Salt Lake is dying, and if we want to keep legends alive, we have to keep the very real Lake alive that can support the legends.

 

Director(s): Joseph Adam LeBaron

Producer(s): Chase Harward, Jacob Justice, Joseph LeBaron