The First Time I Looked Into The Eyes Of A Killer Whale by Gabriela Cowperthwaite and Jeffrey Ventre of BLACKFISH

(Watch the video interview here)

‘How You Can Make A Difference In The Lives
Of Killer Whales’
by Carol Ray & Samantha Berg

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‘When I Started Making BLACKFISH, It Wasn’t A Controversial Film’ by Gabriela Cowperthwaite
(with Jeffrey Ventre)

 

 

A scene from BLACKFISH, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. Photo courtesy of Christopher Towey.
Tilikum in a scene from BLACKFISH, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. Photo credit: Gabriela Cowperthwaite

 

‘SeaWorld Repeatedly Declined Invitations To Appear In Our Movie BLACKFISH’ by
Gabriela Cowperthwaite and Jeffrey Ventre

(Read where SeaWorld responds via the Blackfish official site here)


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‘Why We Stopped Working As Trainers At SeaWorld’
by Carol Ray & Samantha Berg

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‘The First Time I Looked Into The Eyes Of A Killer Whale’ by
Gabriela Cowperthwaite & Jeffrey Ventre




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BLACKFISH Is Easier To Watch Than THE COVE by Gabriela Cowperthwaite & Jeffrey Ventre

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We'd Like SeaWorld To Improve Living Conditions For Their Killer Whales by Carol Ray & Samantha Berg Blackfish Orca Film Courage

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We’d Like SeaWorld To Improve Living Conditions For Their Killer Whales by Carol Ray & Samantha Berg




(Watch the video interview here)

Killer Whales Have An Emotional Layer To Their Brain That Humans Do Not by Carol Ray & Samantha Berg


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Our Most Emotional Moment With A Killer Whale by Carol Ray & Samantha Berg

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CONNECT WITH GABRIELA COWPERTHWAITE

Gabrielacowperthwaite.com
Blackfishmovie.com
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CONNECT WITH JEFFREY VENTRE

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Samantha Berg, Dean Gomersall, Carol Ray and Jeffrey Ventre in BLACKFISH, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. Photo credit Manny Oteyza.

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CONNECT WITH SAMANTHA BERG

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CONNECT WITH CAROL RAY

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FIND A SCREENING NEAR YOU!

“A mesmerizing psychological thriller” – Variety

“Emotionally powerful” – The Hollywood Reporter

“Compelling and entertaining” – Twitch Film

“Consistently engaging” – Screen

“A fascinating piece of documentary filmmaking” – FEARnet

“If you see one documentary this year, make it Blackfish”
The Hollywood News

“Blackfish presents a persuasive, passionate argument” 4 – Total Film

“You should really see it for yourself” 4 – Huffington Post

“Exceptionally engrossing” 4 – Cine Vue

SYNOPSIS FOR BLACKFISH:

Many of us have experienced the excitement and awe of watching 8,000-pound orcas, or “killer whales,” soar out of the water and fly through the air at sea parks, as if in perfect harmony with their trainers. Yet, in our contemporary lore this mighty black-and-white mammal is like a two-faced Janus—beloved as a majestic, friendly giant yet infamous for its capacity to kill viciously. Blackfish unravels the complexities of this dichotomy, employing the story of notorious performing whale Tilikum, who—unlike any orca in the wild—has taken the lives of several people while in captivity. So what exactly went wrong?

Shocking, never-before-seen footage and riveting interviews with trainers and experts manifest the orca’s extraordinary nature, the species’ cruel treatment in captivity over the last four decades, and the growing disillusionment of workers who were misled and endangered by the highly profitable 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. For more on BLACKFISH, please visit the official site here.