The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52


O Cinema South Beach Sun, Aug 29, 2021 12:00 PM


AWAKE & AWARE is a conscious cinema program that presents opportunities to see and understand the relations between things, people, and processes, things that we usually might not see completely because of our perception of our circumstances.



• 11:00am – Doors Open
• 11:30am – Brunch by Green Gables Cafe

• 12:00pm – Film Starts
• 1:35pm – Post-Film Discussion with Vivi Villagra



• Organic Garden Vegetable Wrap featuring succulent grilled eggplant, onions and bell peppers with pickled beets and wilted spinach in a sun-dried tomato wrap, plus a delicious basil pesto dipping sauce to magnify all this veggie goodness

• Terra Blues Chips – a naturally blue potato with a slightly nutty flavor

• Green Gables Café’s famous Chocolate Chip Cookie – the secret deliciousness is in the combination of stoneground whole wheat flour and the deep dark organic fair trade chocolate chunks...shhhhh.



THE LONELIEST WHALE: THE SEARCH FOR 52 is a cinematic quest to find the "52 Hertz Whale," which scientists believe has spent its entire life in solitude calling out at a frequency that is different from any other whale. As the film embarks on this engrossing journey, audiences will explore what this whale's lonely plight can teach us -- not just about our changing relationship to the oceans, but to each other. This is the only film that set out in search of 52. (Executive Produced with Leonardo DiCaprio and Adrian Grenier)


The story begins in 1989, when a secret underwater surveillance system created by the US Navy to track enemy submarines during the Cold War, picked up a mysterious 52 Hz frequency in the Pacific Ocean. Unable to determine its source, the Navy sent a recording to Dr. William Watkins of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for analysis.


After months of study, Dr. Watkins concluded this strange signal belonged to one single whale who was calling out a frequency no other whale could understand. Watkins theorized this unique creature was either the first of its kind, the last of its kind, or a whale with a malformation in its call, resulting in its inability to find a mate or form a bond with any of his species. Watkins would spend the next 12 years tracking the Whale, whom he nicknamed “52,” until his death in 2004.


As we embark on this engrossing journey, we will explore what 52’s story can teach us — not just about our changing relationship to the oceans, but to each other. The themes of isolation and loneliness explored in the film have taken on a new urgency in light of the pandemic that separates us all. The plight of this lonely whale helps us to address the challenges we are all facing, together alone.



Flowing from high to low and low to high frequencies, Vivi Villagra has been exploring sound and vibrations with the intention to trigger and heal our bodies and our hearts.


Expect to feel your body vibrate to the frequencies of a Gong, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Chrystal Bowls and to binaural brainwaves with intention, yours and ours.


Vivi Villagra is the Co-Owner of Agni Miami where sound baths are an integral part of her wellness offering with weekly live sessions. Vivi also offers, private session that can be very eclectic as she mixes, Reiki, Shamanism, soul retrieval and sound.