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"Blackfish" clip, Sundance 2013 : “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.

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  • Namepat | October 27, 2013 3:19 PMReply

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    I am so thankful that someone has brought this to the attention of the public.
    Wish SeaWorld would start doing some good for the animals they injure and close down your swimming pools for the poor captive whales and other animals you put in captivity.

  • sandlewood | June 27, 2013 2:20 PMReply

    capturing, holding, and torturing animals for money? unbelievable how human beings think there is nothing wrong with this.....it is the ultimate form of sick!

  • stephanie | June 11, 2013 3:21 PMReply

    When is the majority of the human population going to realise that this is SO wrong. I can not even begin to understand what the attraction is in seeing these poor beautiful creature trapped in nothing more than a bathtub! It disgusts me that so many people attend these parks everyday. Creatures should not be kept in cages, if you want to see them, go out in a boat (it will probably cost you less!) and see them in THEIR natural environment, where they belong. Seaworld is WRONG on so many levels, dont support it by going there, don't take your children. These animals should be free. Every Being, whether human or animal, has the right to be FREE.

  • Ric O'Barry | March 2, 2013 12:46 AMReply

    Before you buy that ticket to Sea World, Miami Seaquarium, or another dolphin abusement park, please consider buying a ticket to see Blackfish.

  • Ric O'Barry | March 2, 2013 12:45 AMReply

    Before you buy that ticket to Sea World, Miami Seaquarium, or another dolphin abusement park, please consider buying a ticket to see Blackfish.

  • Ric O'Barry | March 2, 2013 12:45 AMReply

    Before you buy that ticket to Sea World, Miami Seaquarium, or another dolphin abusement park, please consider buying a ticket to see Blackfish.

  • Ric O'Barry | March 2, 2013 12:44 AMReply

    Before you buy that ticket to Sea World, Miami Seaquarium, or another dolphin abusement park, please consider buying a ticket to see Blackfish.

  • Britt | January 31, 2013 10:56 PMReply

    Jake, I'd like to capture you from your house -- might harm your family in doing so, throw you in an 8x8 room with no human interaction, make you do un-natural actions, feed you ONLY if you perform my requests, FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE....... then you can tell me if I am doing a "great thing". Oh, you cant go crazy and try to kill me, because that is not right! lol It's a complete Joke and a disgrace to all man kind. We are doing a disfavor to our own existence!
    What have we learned FROM SeaWorld by keeping these creatures in jail? Other than whooopie, they breed!

  • Jake | January 23, 2013 9:28 PMReply

    Blackfish circles around the stories of former trainers. Their statements although compelling are nothing more than a jab back at a business that got rid of them. Why would anyone believe an opinion of a former employee who was fired? SeaWorld does great things.

  • Cherilynn | February 26, 2013 7:20 AM

    Jake, why do you believe these trainers were all fired? In fact some left with Sea World being their only professional experience...the only employer they ever knew. They left out of a conviction it was wrong. They have had to reinvent themselves, suffer financial setbacks & deal with the stress of living by principle rather than approval. Please check your facts & do some research. You will be surprised I promise.

  • Nata | January 25, 2013 3:38 PM

    Like what ?

  • Lynell | January 22, 2013 6:16 PMReply

    Sea World, the time has well past to revamp your industry. You have the ability to rehabilitate hurt and injured sea animals and release them. Use that as a "business"; save the oceans and save yourselves.

  • Daniel Jost | January 16, 2013 6:33 PMReply

    SeaWorld, this is the beginning of your end - unless, by some miracle, you can radically reshape your business model...