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Blackfish

Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a captive orca whale that has been involved in the deaths of several people, including its trainer at SeaWorld. The documentary exposes the ill-treatment of orcas in captivity and issues within the sea-park industry while highlighting the controversy and consequences of keeping killer whales in captivity.

Shown through a series of interviews with former SeaWorld trainers, animal expert and neuroscientist Lori Marino, and actual footage of captive orca attacks, Blackfish explains how the extreme stress caused by both the capture of orcas in the wild, and the separation of the mothers and calves after breeding in captivity is extremely harmful to these majestic creatures, and in some cases can drive them to kill.

Year: 2013

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  • Dani

    Very interesting and very beautiful, yet tragic. As a person who’s always had a deep love for marine life and animals in general I’m glad I’ve never supported Sea World.

  • Corinne

    The greed of humans and the denial by supporters is an abomination upon the Earth.

  • Debbie McBeth Bryson

    Such a sad Documentary. Very moving and so tragic. Whales and Dolphins are meant to be in the oceans……not in pools doing tricks for medicated fish. We humans need to smarten up in regards to our oceans and Nature on a whole.