Blackfish is a new documentary that offers an exclusive look into the world of marine parks, such as Sea World. In fact, Blackfish is a must-see for anyone who has ever been to one or is intrigued to learn what really happens behind the scenes.
The story is set around the experiences of former trainers at Sea World and other parks and tells the tale of captive killer whales, through the eyes of those who worked with them most closely.
Lead role is reserved for Tilikum, a large male killer whale, taken from his mother and natural habitat off Iceland at a young age 30 years ago.
They follow the animal from his first years at the Canadian park Sealand, where he was kept in a tiny pool to his current days in solitude at Sea World in Florida, US.
Gabriela Cowperthwaite, who directed the film, shows in a remarkably rational way why animals such as killer whales should not be held in captivity and why it is perhaps no surprise that boredom and frustration takes over, which has already resulted in attacks and the subsequent deaths of 3 people.
Furthermore, it exposes some shocking media spin practices by the multi-million dollar marine park companies to hide the truth of these attacks.
The director says that the film is packed with scenes that are shocking with emotional archive footage, which will leave you breathless.