Friday, November 29, 2013


Have you heard of the documentary, Blackfish?  I hadn't, but my parents rented in via Netflix and let my husband and I borrow it on Thanksgiving night.  I'm not always a fan of documentaries, but this one was gripping.  Essentially it's a documentary about orca whales, and is a glimpse at how captivity can impact their mental health and behavior.  The film focuses particularly on a large male orca whale, Tilikum, one of orcas in SeaWorld's fleet.  This movie was quite captivating, with testimonials from past SeaWorld trainers, and gives an insider look at the practices of animal theme parks.  Definitely a must see!



Lea said...

My mom was telling me about this movie! I have to see it! She said you'll never go to SeaWorld again!

Dale Janee said...

I've never heard of this documentary. I'd definitely like to see it, so glad you heard about it.


Alicia Mackin said...

YES! I saw this on PTV what an eye opening documentary and much like the circus this needs to be a thing of the past.

Allie of ALLIE NYC

Alexa said...

I've heard this was a really good one. Good awareness too. Will definitely have to watch it!

Teresa said...

Saw this when it was on CNN, very moving documentary. I've never been to SeaWorld and definitely never plan to go.

Andrea said...

I watched it.twice and cried both times! It is such a striking documentary and so well done! I've been recommending it to everyone I know!


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