Blackfish

“Searing and emotionally powerful”

the hollywood reporter

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Documentary

82 min

2013

Gabriela Cowperthwaite

synopsis

Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. Along the way, director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the creature’s extraordinary nature, the species’ cruel treatment in captivity, the lives and losses of the trainers and the pressures brought to bear by the multi-billion dollar sea-park industry.

This emotionally wrenching, tautly structured story challenges us to consider our relationship to nature and reveals how little we humans have learned from these highly intelligent and enormously sentient fellow mammals.

cast:

Tilikum, Dave Duffus, Samantha Berg |

crew:

Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Eli B. Despres, Tim Zimmermann

fan quotes:

"Great film, well worth the watch!" - John Smith

film links:

Blackfish Website

current screenings