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Whale rescue by Clearwater Marine Aquarium center of new documentary

The world premiere of the 30-minute documentary is Thursday, Sept. 16.

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Editor's note: The video above is from the pilot whales' release in 2019.

They were stranded. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium came to their rescue. 

Now, that incredible whale rescue is the subject of a new documentary. And, you can catch the 30-minute film on the big screen at the aquarium. 

"Stranded: A Whale Rescue Tale" will have its world premiere at Clearwater Marine Aquarium's brand new theatre. 

The documentary details the 2019 rescue of five pilot whales stranded on the beach 14 miles south of CMA's marine life hospital. 

Tickets are $20. A "pre-show mingle" starts at 5 p.m. and the screening begins at 5:45 p.m. 

Stick around for a panel discussion right after with cast members from the documentary. That discussion will be moderated by none other than 10 Tampa Bay Chief Meteorologist Bobby Deskins.

10 Tampa Bay is proud to partner with CMA on this latest film. Some of our original news footage from the day of the rescue is used in the documentary. 

If you're not able to make the premiere in person, you can still catch it online. You'll need to register. 

You can buy tickets or register for the documentary here

In the coming weeks, the movie will also be available for streaming. You can catch it via the free 10 Tampa Bay apps for Roku and Fire TV. Just search for us on your smart TV.

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