Chilling Orcas in Captivity Documentary 'Blackfish' Official Trailer
Beyond the lies, beneath the deception, the truth will surface. Magnolia Pictures has debuted the trailer for the chilling Sundance documentary Blackfish, directed Gabriela Cowperthwaite, about orcas in captivity. Orcas, also known as killer whales, are the big black and white whales seen often at Sea World shows. This doc focuses mostly on one whale named Tilikum, that was responsible for the deaths of three people while it was held in captivity. The film earned some rave reviews from critics at various festivals and looks to be the kind of real world thriller that an entire industry doesn't want you see. Give this doc trailer a watch below.
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Shocking, never before seen footage and riveting interviews with trainers and experts manifest the orca's extraordinary nature, the species' cruel treatment in captivity over the last four decades, and the growing disillusionment of workers who were misled and endangered by the highly profitable sea-park industry. This emotionally wrenching, tautly structured story challenges us to consider our relationship to nature and reveals how little we have learned from these highly intelligent and enormously sentient fellow mammals.
Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a notoriously aggressive orca that killed three people while in captivity. This is Gabriela Cowperthwaite's second doc (previously City Lax). It first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and will be released by Magnolia Pictures starting July 19th next month. Visit the film's Facebook.