Blackfish documentary on the making of a killer whale


Director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite's documentary Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a killer whale that while in captivity lived up to its name - Tilikum has killed three people. The last to die was the Orca's trainer, Dawn Brancheau.

Cowperthwaite is unconvinced by SeaWorld's tale of Dawn’s ponytail “floating” into Tilikum’s mouth. Instead, the award winning documentarian argues that cruel treatment of Orcas by the mulit-billion dollar sea-park industry contributes to the whale aggression whiile in captivity.


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Dirtyu D site profile image  

10/15/13 5:37 PM by Dirtyu D

thanks for that

r1ch site profile image  

10/15/13 4:17 PM by r1ch

Watched it a few months back and would highly recommend it.This doc will hopefully raise awareness of the inhumane treatment of these whales. They shouldn't be in captivity at all. Sea World should be closed down. They blatantly spread dis-information to keep milking more money out of the whales.

MrBean site profile image  

10/15/13 3:34 PM by MrBean

Orcas are fascinating.Here's a documentary about a pod of killer whales from Eden, NSW, Australia that used to literally team up with humans in the early 1900's to hunt baleen whales. The pod would find a baleen whale and send one of the orcas to the cove to alert the human whalers of the baleens presence. The humans would jump in their boats and join up with the rest of the orca pod and together they would all kill the bigass whale. The humans would then tow the whale back to the cove and leave it be for the night while the orcas ate the dead whales's tongue. The rest of the baleen whale the humans would keep.That was the deal between the orcas and whalers; the whales would find and help kill the baleen whales so long as they got the tongue. The whalers referred to this agreement as "The Law of the Tongue."'s a website about the Eden whales:

Dirtyu D site profile image  

10/15/13 3:13 PM by Dirtyu D

cable news and DVD's? I feel I entered some time warp and was whisked back to 2008

kinson site profile image  

10/15/13 3:11 PM by kinson


UGCTT_Fillthy site profile image  

10/15/13 2:57 PM by UGCTT_Fillthy

Thanks, I'll spread it our my social network.

frankenchrist site profile image  

10/15/13 2:35 PM by frankenchrist

just saw that CNN is playing the doc on Oct. 24th. set your DVR.

garrote site profile image  

10/11/13 11:05 PM by garrote

Nov 12

Dirtyu D site profile image  

10/11/13 10:22 PM by Dirtyu D

what are these things you speak of?

garrote site profile image  

10/11/13 10:21 PM by garrote

Coming to DVD/blu ray in the US early November.