Blackfish (2013)

PG-13   |    |  Documentary


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A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales.


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Director:

Gabriela Cowperthwaite

Writers:

Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Eli B. Despres, Tim Zimmermann

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30 July 2013 | cinematic_aficionado
The human inhumanity
Let's go to the theme park to see the Orcas. Playful, interacting with their trainers who swim with them carefree it is a guaranteed spectacle and fun time.

Do we ever consider, that these intelligent creatures spent a lifetime enclosed in a large bathtub so that we can be entertained? Imagine going to see a show of children ballerinas knowing that those children spent their entire lives locked up in a room when not performing. Would anyone stand for this? Surely not, I would hope.

This riveting and didactic documentary explores the owner's attitudes when occasionally those animals flip out and act in an aggressive way. It is always the trainers fault, or the bad manners of the animals. In fact, it appears that those who run those theme parks have gone out of their way to hide the truth which is those who work with killer whales are in great risk.

The death of a long-time and renowned trainer brought the issue to the surface where enquiries had to be made.

We might be better informed about the risks involved but the rather lax legislature regarding animal rights allows these companies to still operate and oppress animals in an inhuman way.

Well made and runs high on emotion, it will make the viewer contemplate on the scale of human tyrannism.

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Release Date:

26 July 2013

Language

English, Spanish


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Sea World, San Diego, California, USA

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$75,962 21 July 2013

Gross USA:

$2,073,582

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,303,417

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