Sundance 2013: Exclusive Clip From Competition Doc ‘Blackfish’ (Video)

Sundance 2013: Exclusive Clip From Competition Doc 'Blackfish' (Video)

Blackfish” tells the story of Tilikum, a performing 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 dual nature, the lives and losses of the trainers and the pressures brought to bear by the sea-park industry.

Indiewire has an exclusive clip from the U.S. documentary competition film, which will first screen Jan. 19 at 9 pm at Temple Theatre.

Cowperthwaite has made documentaries for ESPN, DirecTV, National Geographic, and the Discovery and History channels. Her inner-city gang documentary “City Lax: An Urban Lacrosse Story” was recently acquired by ESPN and DirecTV.

Check out the clip, below.

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Comments

miguel tarleton

How do you make these movies.

James

When and where can you see this doc?

Marcie

Just like David Kirby's "Death at Seaworld", it looks like "Blackfish" will be revealing the true inhumane and unethical reality of marine mammals in captivity that leads to the distortion of these highly intelligent animals' nature. It is not their nature to attack or harm humans, and have never done so in the wild. But in captivity, humans are the captors, their prisoner guards, and just as humans do, orcas in captivity view their trainers as the enemy. The problem is… those same humans have power over their food – therefore, if they aren't "good" they go hungrier than they would be if they behaved. It takes a brave individual to stand out – And Tilikum and Keto both have tried to send a message. Because human's haven't listened, it looks like this video will once again, try to hammer the message home for those who don't want to hear it.

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