(DVD - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A discussion on the keeping of intelligent creatures in captivity. Employs the story of Tilikum, the notorious performing whale who, unlike orcas in the wild, has taken the lives of several people while in captivity.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, CA] :, Our Turn Productions, LLC,, [2013]
Branch Call Number: DVD 599.536 BLACKFISH
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (83 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in


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The biography of the orca Tilikum and his capture at age 4 (just a babe in orca world) for the marine park trade. Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe this movie. Not meant for young viewers.

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Nov 04, 2014
  • d061579313 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This movie is awesome and sad

Nov 01, 2014
  • AFRYER_CPL rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Good documentary; hard to fathom how humans can possibly justify this treatment of animals...

Sep 29, 2014
  • daysleeper236 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This film puts the spotlight on killer whales in captivity and challenges the audience to consider not only the impact on the animals but also on our humanity. A shocking, must-watch documentary.

Aug 20, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Informative but rather heavy-handed film. Possibly more propaganda than documentary, although it does deal with an important issue.

So they continue to house Tillicum in his little "JAIL" just so they can get his sperm??? May karma come back to bite all involved. DISGUSTING!!!

Aug 10, 2014
  • nycounsel rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Excellent movie. It did seem like there was a bit of an agenda, but hard to argue with the intentions of those behind it.

Jul 29, 2014
  • ucblue rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I just had to watch this after my Aunt raved about it. Literally had tears running down my face, this documentary is a MUST see. This broke my heart and I just wish that this would end. Taking something from its family and then putting it in a hate filled environment? Not okay on any level. Some people have no humanity. Highly recommend this movie.

Jul 14, 2014
  • BBeeBryn rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Killing a whale's spirit for the sake of profit is not justifiable.
Hope more people see this documentary and boycott SeaWorld.

MUST WATCH! Great documentary.

Jun 24, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

What an incredible documentary. This doc explains in no uncertain terms why working with orcas is a terrible idea, for both the humans and the whales. The movie is barely eighty minutes but it doesn't need any longer to make its undeniable point. It dares to make you both think and feel. I was moved. SeaWorld and those like it have invented, in my mind, a new form of legalized slavery. It breaks my heart. I recommend BLACKFISH to absolutely everyone, from one to one hundred.

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Feb 16, 2014
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"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act."- George Orwell

Feb 16, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Feb 16, 2014
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