NOTES FROM THE FILMMAKERS
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.
About the Filmmakers
Blackfish was produced by Magnolia Pictures and directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite. Find out more about the film at blackfishmovie.com.
“Here’s what I got out of the documentary: kidnapping an animal from the wild and putting him into captivity is wrong. Taking a baby from her mother, be it an orca, an elephant, or a cow, is wrong. Pretending that the injured and killed trainers are at fault when a wild animal acts out is wrong.”
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