Wildlife is something amazing, and not everyone has the possibility to get in contact with it. It’s true that you have the zoos and other wildlife sanctuaries, but being able to see a wild animal in its natural habitat is a rarity.
Of course, sometimes miracles do happen, and some people are fortunate enough to make safe contact with wild animals. The movie that we are going to present you is called Otter 501, after the name of the baby sea otter.
The story of the film is very simple – a young girl finds a baby sea otter that got on the beach after a storm. All that she sees is a shivering, wet furball that can’t be more than a week old. The girl uses her phone to make a phone call and sets in motion the real story about saving and protecting an iconic species.
The story is real and presents a real documentary case. However, it combines dramatic narrative techniques with documentaries, and the result offers you the chronicle of a true story. Otter 501 presents the evolution of the baby otter who was washed on the shores of the Northern California coast and who was rescued immediately. The rescuer was the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sea Otter Research and Conservation Program, and the otter received a number as a name – 501. That’s how Otter 501 appeared, presenting the story of saving the small otter and introducing her to an adoptive sea otter mother.
The movie is indeed touching because the little otter was adopted by the surrogate mother. She managed to teach the baby otter how to care for herself in the wild, and it took several months until the little otter was able to learn anything. It got the necessary skills for surviving, and the movie follows her evolution ever since she was rescued.
The film actually presents the chance at life that “501” received when she was rescued. Along with this inspiring story, you’ll also get to see the story of Katie. She was the young girl who discovered the otter on the shore, and she’s an aspiring marine biologist. The discovery of the otter helps her decide to become a volunteer for the Aquarium, the place where the small otter will learn how to survive in the wild.
The movie is a blending of original footage and other tools of social media. It became a unique hybrid of fiction and facts that brings everyone a new style of storytelling, different than what the traditional wildlife documentaries used to look like.
You can find plenty of information on this movie if you look online. However, all you’ll get will be some images and some articles about it. If you want to watch the whole movie, the best choice is to go to Sky and get a subscription from them. Their cable programs have this documentary available, along with other similar stories about wildlife.
You don’t have to go for the most expensive package because you can call the Sky customer services and ask about customized packages. They’ll be able to make you an offer for the necessary programs, but you can also choose to add the channels that present wildlife stories and movies like Otter 501.
Sky Movies is one of those packages where you’ll get all the programs that you need in this area – different types of films, but also specific stories like the one that was earlier presented. It’s easy; it’s convenient, and it offers you access to unique chronicles that you can’t find anywhere else.