Blackfish (2013)

CNN films presents Blackfish, a thrilling documentary about Tilikum, a performing Orca at SeaWorld.

The documentary highlights Tilikum, the orca responsible for the killing of several people while in captivity.  Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite follows the whale’s journey from being captured in the wild as a calf to his current day living situation.

It was extremely informative about the ends and outs of SeaWorld, from the commercialism to the treatment of the animals, with testimonials from former trainers.  Previous to this video, I assumed that the treatment of the whales was better than being in the wild.  In same instances it is, but the film presented certain situations that caused the whales to become extreme violent.

This is extremely thought provoking, and will have you think more about how humans treat animals in captivity.

Rating: for mature audiences 

4 out of 5 stars

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