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Blackfish

IMDB rating
7.9
Quality
SD
Year:
2013
Audio:
English
Subtitles:
-
Runtime:
80 Min
Age Rating:
12
Year:
2013
Country:
USA
The documentary is centered on Tilikum, an orca involved in the deaths of three individuals, and the consequences of keeping orcas in captivity. The coverage of Tilikum includes his capture in 1983 off the coast of Iceland, and purported harassment by fellow captive orcas at Sealand of the Pacific, incidents that Cowperthwaite argues contributed to the orca's aggression and includes testimonial from the Nonhuman Rights Project. Interview subjects also include former SeaWorld trainers, such as John Hargrove, who describe their experiences with Tilikum and other captive whales.
Cast & Crew
Director
Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Cast
Kim Ashdown, John Jett, Carol Ray, Jeffrey Ventre, Thomas Tobin, Dave Duffus, Ken Balcomb, Estefania Rodriguez, Mercedes Martinez, John Crowe, Howard Garrett, Eric Walters, Steve Huxter, Christopher Porter, Corinne Cowell, Nadien Kallen, Samantha Berg, Suzanne Allee, Lori Marino, Diane Brancheau, Dawn Brancheau, John Sillick, Tamarie Tollison, Alexis Martinez, Keltie Byrne, Whoopi Goldberg, Anderson Cooper, John Hargrove, Mark Simmons, Dean Gomersall, James Earl Jones
Writer
Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Eli B. Despres
Music
Jeff Beal
Director of photography
Jonathan Ingalls, Chris Towey