Blackfish

7.9
HD FSK 12 USA 2013 79 min
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Notorious killer whale Tilikum is responsible for the deaths of three individuals, including a top killer whale trainer.

Director

Gabriela Cowperthwaite

Cast

Kim Ashdown, Ken Balcomb, Samantha Berg, John Hargrove, Mark Simmons, Dean Gomersall, James Earl Jones

Writer

Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Eli B. Despres

Music

Jeff Beal

Cinematography

Jonathan Ingalls, Chris Towey

Full description

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.

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