Scotland’s Ibero-American Documentary Films Festival


Ulisses /

Joan Bover

On November 19 of 1980, a baby orca was captured in Icelandic sea. They named him Ulisses. He began his captivity in a water park in Tarragona and became one of the stars of the Barcelona Zoo for more than 10 years. Finally, in 1994, he was transferred to the Sea Word in San Diego (USA), where Ulisses continues to spin around in a pool. This is the story of his odyssey.

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Spain 2020 • 21 mins
Catalan/Spanish with English subtitles
Certificate: Universal

Festivals & Awards

Nominated, Best Documentary Short Film – GOYA AWARDS (2022)


bird orange web min

Fri 8 Apr | 6:00 pm

Edinburgh Filmhouse

Sat 9 Apr | 2:00 pm

CCA Glasgow

11-17 April

Online UK

Part of our Short Film Programme

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