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Blackfish: A Powerful New Documentary

My friend Lisa told me about this fantastic-looking documentary. The trailer is great and I can’t wait to see it. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is available everywhere this Friday, July 26th. I really think this is something everyone needs to see…

Here’s a little synopsis:

Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. Along the way, director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the creature’s extraordinary nature, the species’ cruel treatment in captivity, the lives and losses of the trainers and the pressures brought to bear by the multi-billion dollar sea-park industry.

This emotionally wrenching, tautly structured story challenges us to consider our relationship to nature and reveals how little we humans have learned from these highly intelligent and enormously sentient fellow mammals.

You have to watch the trailer:

You can find out more about the film and where it’s screening in your area on their website and by following the film on Facebook and Twitter.

Are you interested in seeing this?

Please bring as many people as you can!!


  • Sarah Labrum Speier

    I so want to see this. Most of my family has SeaWorld passes since we live relatively close by. Perhaps this will convince them to give that up…

  • Susanne Biro

    It is indeed a valuable film, shedding light on things I have (quite sadly) never considered. This and the film Earthlings ( are among the best I have seen lately enlightening all of us to what we need to know … I believe that once we know, we will naturally choose a much kinder life. Thanks for letting me share. Susanne.