Fighting for animal liberation and an end to speciesism
In UK Cinemas 26 July 2013
Blackfish will examine the tragic truth about orca whales in captivity.
Despite there being no known recording of orca whales ever killing humans outside of captivity, Tilikum, who was captured off the coast of Norway from his family group, with an older male and female in 1983, has been involved in the deaths of three humans. This film documents the potential dangers, and shows some of the possible tragic outcomes of holding intelligent, sentient individuals such as Tilikum in captivity - both for Tilikum and those in charge of keeping him imprisoned.
For more information about Tilikum, see HERE
Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Writer: Eli B. Despres
Language: English | Spanish
Release Date: 19 January 2013 (USA)
Filming Locations: Sea World, San Diego, California, USA
Runtime: 90 min
I saw this film yesterday, and highly recommend it. It's an excellent educational tool for those who may not be aware of the truth behind establishments such as Seaworld, and how much these individuals are exploited and oppressed when used as commodities in these concrete prisons.