“Seeing the work that Blackfish has done by shining a light on the treatment of Orcas in captivity gives me incredible faith for the part that documentaries can play in addressing social and environmental injustice in the future.” Susan Sarandon

  • What did they do?

  • 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. Blackfish 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.

    • Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite
    • Produced by Manny Oteyza

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