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Common Sense Media says

Touching nature docu gets too emotional for littlest kids.

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Review this title!
Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 October 24, 2012
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18
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whale

Families can talk about how everyone wants to do what's best for Luna. How are each of the factions portrayed? Are there "good guys" and "bad guys" here? How does this movie compare to other animal/nature documentaries you've seen? What do you think the filmmakers' goal is with the movie? How do they want audiences to feel/react? How can you tell?
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Educator and Parent Written byasundvl November 2, 2014
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6
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Wonderful Documentary

My kids (ages 5 and 8) and I found this documentary randomly on Netflix one day. The film is very well done and my son (8) was able to follow most of the film easily. What I love most about the film is that it raises many questions and therefore an abundance of discussion topics. I am also a classroom teacher (grades 3/4) and plan to use this with my students as a springboard to opinion writing and a possible ocean or animal study. Well worth the time to watch...
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Great messages