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Blackfish

MOVIE SYNOPSIS
Blackfish


Many of us have experienced the excitement and awe of watching 8,000 pound orcas, or "killer whales," soar out of the water and fly through the air at sea parks, as if in perfect harmony with their trainers. Yet, in our contemporary lore this mighty black and white mammal is like a two-faced Janus-beloved as a majestic, friendly giant yet infamous for its capacity to kill viciously. Blackfish unravels the complexities of this dichotomy, employing the story of notorious performing whale Tilikum, who-unlike any orca in the wild-has taken the lives of several people while in captivity. So what exactly went wrong?
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07/23/2013
Blackfish, a stunning, heartbreaking documentary about the dismal effects of keeping killer whales in captivity, has the potential to do that most rare thing - effect real social change. » Read more
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07/25/2013
I can't think of any children, or, for that matter, adults, who wouldn't be delighted by the expertly choreographed killer-whale shows at theme parks such as SeaWorld. » Read more

07/23/2013
Blackfish, a stunning, heartbreaking documentary about the dismal effects of keeping killer whales in captivity, has the potential to do that most rare thing - effect real social change. » Read more
Video: Caught on Camera: Man Rescues Whale
07/25/2013
I can't think of any children, or, for that matter, adults, who wouldn't be delighted by the expertly choreographed killer-whale shows at theme parks such as SeaWorld. » Read more

MPAA rating:
PG-13
for mature thematic elements including disturbing and violent images
Cast:
John Hargrove; Dean Gomersall; Samantha Berg; Dave Duffus; Howard Garrett; Dawn Brancheau; Kim Ashdown; Carol Ray; Ken Balcomb; Daniel Patrick Dukes
Directed by:
Gabriela Cowperthwaite
On the web:
 
Blackfish Official Site
Genre:
Documentary
Running time:
01:30
Release date:
2013
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