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Blackfish (2013)

Region: 2
UPC/Barcode: 5050968009930
Released: 26th August 2013
Release type: Retail / Rental
No. of Discs: 1
Catalogue No: DOG288
Category: Feature, Documentary
Format: DVD / Normal
Blackfish (2013) (Retail / Rental)

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Story: Documentary which aims to expose the truth about killer whales being held in captivity for the benefit of a multi-billion dollar sea park industry. In 2010, captive killer whale Tilikum killed his trainer Dawn Brancheau in front of horrified onlookers at the Sea World park in Orlando, Florida. Despite being linked to another two human deaths, Tilikum is still being held at the park due to the value of his sperm. Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite argues that whales being held captive are violent only due to the nature of their captivity. With contributions from previous trainers and ex-sea park staff, the film explores how these highly intelligent animals are snatched from their mothers at a young age and kept in a restrictive environment.

Directed by: Gabriela Cowperthwaite

Music by: Jeff Beal

Produced by: Manny Oteyza, Gabriela Cowperthwaite

Written by: Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Eli B. Despres

DVD information

Studio/distributor: Dogwoof Digital

Other releases of this film

Blackfish (2013) (Blu-ray) (Retail / Rental)
Blackfish (2013) (Steel Book) (Retail / Rental)