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Gabriela Cowperthwaite

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About the Film

A mesmerizing psychological thriller with a killer whale at its centre, Blackfish is the first film since Grizzly Man to show how nature can get revenge on man when pushed to its limits. 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 mulit-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.

Customer Reviews

Is there such a thing as human soul

Quite simply, obvious. Millions of people (I did once!) go to see such "shows" involving powerful animals that Sea World and others justify as "research". We're brain washed into believing the hype and comments made, our children think it's the right thing to do. This film is a real eye opener, something that needed to be made and shown. Passionate in it's story and sadly shows true human kind in it's worst form, not caring. Hopefully, like I, you will think again before venturing to such a "show".


A real opener! Please please watch this movie!

Also watch THE COVE!


How oblivious it makes you feel knowing that you went to Sea World and treated these animals as show puppets. You really do realise that they belong in the wild, and this movie is one of the most powerful that i've ever seen. Well worth the watch if you've been to Sea World, or have an interest in these animals.

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  • £4.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2013

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