Blackfish

  • Thur Feb 6
    7:00
Blackfish

post screening Q&A via Skype with former SeaWorld trainer Samantha Berg ‘89

director:
Gabriela Cowperthwaite

This documentary tells the tale of Tilikum, a killer whale responsible for the deaths of three people, including his own trainer. Through interviews with Orca trainers (including former SeaWorld tranier Samantha Berg ‘89) and investigations into the incidents in Tilikum’s past, including never-before-seen footage, the film delves into the consequences of keeping animals in captivity for the sake of human entertainment. “The movie is revealing, wrenching, and important, a reminder that what feels wrong in our gut—the effort to turn free-roaming and unknowable beasts into caged vaudevillians—is always worth investigating.” (Village Voice) Shortlisted for Best Documentary Feature Oscar.

website: blackfishmovie.com

format
DCP color
runtime
1 hour 23 minutes
release year/country
2013 USA