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miércoles, 17 de julio de 2013

Blackfish Documentary

A mesmerizing psychological thriller with a killer whale at its centre, Blackfish is the first film since Grizzly Man to show how nature can get revenge on man when pushed to its limits.

Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer 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 extraordinary nature, the species' cruel treatment in captivity, the lives and losses of the trainers and the pressures brought to bear by the mulit-billion dollar sea-park industry.

This emotionally wrenching, tautly structured story challenges us to consider our relationship to nature and reveals how little we humans have learned from these highly intelligent and enormously sentient fellow mammals.

Read the original article that inspired Blackfish director Gabriela Cowperthwaite here
If you missed our live Twitter Q&A with Gabriela then you can catch up on all the tweets via Storify
While in London Gabriela also gave a talk at the Apple Store - the pocast can now be downloaded from the iTunes Store

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International Festivals the film has screened at so far:

Sundance Film Festival 2013 - World Premiere, USA
True/False 2013 - USA
Miami Film Festival 2013 - USA
Sundance London 2013 - European Premiere, UK
Hot Docs 2013 - Canada
Green Film Festival Seoul 2013 - Asian Premiere, South Korea
Cinemambiente 2013 - Italy
Docville 2013 - Belguim
Sheffiled Doc/Fest - UK
AFI Docs 2013 - USA
Source: blackfishmovie.com