Blackfish

Blackfish

DVD - 2013
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This videodisc presents the discussion of keeping wild creatures in captivity
Publisher: [Los Angeles, CA] : Our Turn Productions, LLC, [2013]
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
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1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Other Standard Identifier: 876964006170

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britprincess1ajax
Aug 07, 2017

What an incredible documentary. This doc explains in no uncertain terms why working with orcas is a terrible idea, for both the humans and the whales. The movie is barely eighty minutes but it doesn't need any longer to make its undeniable point. It dares to make you both think and feel. I was moved. SeaWorld and those like it have invented, in my mind, a new form of legalized slavery. It breaks my heart. I recommend BLACKFISH to absolutely everyone, from one to one hundred.

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LibUser500
Mar 26, 2017

Throwing different species and families of mammals together is like throwing Crypts and Bloods in together. Imagine keeping you or your children in a fishbowl on your desk, fed only upon command and spun to make money for a large corporation.

Would you go nuts? Imagine this is all for entertainment and profit. Does this make it ethical, moral, or ecological sense?

I'm glad as of this year (2017), Sea World will change it policies. Perhaps information such as presented in this media has changed the course of fate of these wonderful, intelligent and sentient creatures.

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akirakato
Mar 21, 2017

This is a 83-minute documentary about intelligent marine animals in captivity produced in 2013.
Killer whales are beloved majestic, friendly giants yet infamous for their capacity to kill men viciously.
Tilikum, a performing orca at Sea World, has killed several people while in captivity so far.
Why did he kill?
Because he was frustrated and traumatized in a concrete pool.
Then why didn't the management release him to the ocean in the first incident.
Guess why?
It is a profoundly thought-provoking documentary.

This is a great movie, makes me soooo mad though. Humans without compassion just for money.

Harriet_the_Spy Dec 06, 2016

You will never look at animals in captivity the same way. An important documentary, and one that has already changed the world: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/08/seaworld-cost-cutting-strategy-profit-decline-blackfish

AL_KATI Oct 10, 2016

Trust me: you will not be able to look away from this controversial film.

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JackamoJames
Sep 01, 2016

I will never go to another aquarium again. The sheer explanations of what must go through these beautiful animals minds. Its a wonder that there are not so many more unfortunate attacks on the trainers...As beautiful as these near prehistoric creatures are, they are meant to be free and they allow us to watch and roam with them in THEIR backyard.

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Monolith
Mar 17, 2016

I felt this would be a fitting documentary to watch, being that as of today, 3/17/2016, SeaWorld is ending their orca breeding program, and eventually phasing out their killer whale shows/captivity when the last incarcerated poor souls have passed on. Maybe Dawn Brancheau's death and Tilikum's life sentence was not in vain.

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CMLibrary_gjd_0
Mar 10, 2016

This was so difficult to watch--but incredibly necessary! I grew up in the Orlando area and always enjoyed Sea World as a child. It's just really hard to believe HOW they obtained their animals; AND what happens to them after they arrive. We really need to stop caging animals for posterity's sake and just let them be. All animal lovers should watch this film.

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lReaderl
Feb 25, 2016

Shocking and deeply moving documentary about the ugly truths that lie behind Sea World. It really makes you care about and connect with the majestic orcas in captivity, who deserve to be with their families roaming free. Really glad I got to see it.

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