“Blackfish follows the story of Tilikum, the infamous orca responsible for the death of three humans, including two orca trainers.
Captured in 1983 in Iceland coast, Tilikum was held captive by SeaWorld.
The film focuses on the consequences of keeping orcas in captivity and claims that SeaWorld’s statement that “the lifespan of killer whales in captive is relatively comparable to those in the wild” is false.
The documentary also features interviews with Non-human Rights Project’s director of science Lori Marino, and former killer whale trainers.
Blackfish shows how being captured and separated from their species brings serious stress to the whales and causes ill health.
Footage of Tilikum’s attack on the trainers is also included in the film. This documentary is not for the light-hearted, but you must watch it.”