It’s “Grizzly Man” meets “Finding Nemo”

Blackfish is a classic!

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Trailer for “Blackfish”

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Release date: July 19, 2013

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  • My Rating: 96/100
  • IMDB Rating: 8.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Ratings: 90/100 (Users); 98/100 (Critics)

Review of “Blackfish”

“Blackfish” is a powerful and haunting documentary directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite. Released in 2013, this 83-minute doc explores the dark side of SeaWorld’s treatment of orcas.

The film focuses on Tilikum, an orca captured off Iceland in 1983 at age 2. Tilikum was involved in the deaths of three people, including trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010.

Tilikum killa three people. There’s some disturbing footage of orca attacks on trainers. The doc contrasts this with stunning shots of orcas in the wild.

The film starts with Dawn Brancheau’s tragic death in 2010.

The doc reveals SeaWorld’s misleading safety claims. Former trainers share chilling stories.

We learn about Tilikum’s early life in captivity. He was taken from his family in 1983.

The doc shows brutal orca captures. Young whales were separated from their pods.

The film highlights SeaWorld’s inadequate care. Orcas live in tiny tanks, leading to stress.

Experts explain orca psychology. In the wild, orcas travel 100 miles daily.

You’ll hear shocking interviews with former SeaWorld trainers John Hargrove and Samantha Berg. They expose the park’s cruel practices, like separating calves from mothers.

Marine biologists Dr. Naomi Rose and Dr. Lori Marino provide insight into orcas’ complex social lives.

They explain how captivity drastically differs from their natural habitat.

“Blackfish” reveals SeaWorld’s deception and cover-ups. The company challenged OSHA and misled the public about animal welfare.

Cowperthwaite’s film is a must-watch for anyone who cares about animal rights. It sparked a global conversation about the ethics of marine mammal captivity.

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Rob Kelly, Chief Maniac, Daily Doc