Conversations with Dolphins

Will we one day be able to communicate with one another?

Dolphins have been a source of curiosity and have appeared in our stories and myths for thousands of years. We know they are intelligent mammals, but just how intelligent are they, and how is dolphin intelligence expressed? Adam Walker, an open ocean endurance swimmer, set out on an eight-hour swim to cross the Cook Strait off the coast of New Zealand. After several hours in the cold water, exhausted, he suddenly found himself surrounded by a group of Dusky dolphins. Little did he know he was also being closely followed by a Great White shark. The dolphins appeared to be protecting him from the dangerous predator, which left an indelible impression on Adam. What is the link between our two species? Why do we seem to be so interested and curious about each other? Could we have more in common than we believe? Scientists around the world are asking themselves the same questions.

Over the decades the focus on dolphin research has changed from asking “how intelligent are dolphins?” to “how are dolphins intelligent?”

Conversations with Dolphins brings us to the research sites of some of the most internationally renowned dolphin experts studying dolphins in the wild. Do dolphins think the way we do or are their brains wired in a very different way from ours?

France (MC4) / Canada (Ideacom International)


– Prix Jumeau d’Or 2018
– People’s Choice Award – France Bleu Pays Basque

Fête Européenne de l’Image Sous-Marine et de l’Environnement
First Prize

More information


The Team

Amy Webb (Canada)
Josette D. Normandeau (Canada)
Jean-Pierre Bailly (France)
Pascale Ysebaert (France)

Jérôme Julienne

John Jackson
Jérôme Julienne

Director of Photography
John Jackson

Underwater Photography
Roberto Rinaldi

Bahamas Second Unit
Andrew Byatt

Alexis de Favitski

Original Music
Frédéric Weber

Sound Design
Daniel Toussaint

Documentary – Science & Wildlife

Mini-series (2 x 52’)

English, French

Shooting Format


Copyright 2016

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