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Blackfish

(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Blackfish


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This videodisc presents the discussion of keeping wild creatures in captivity.
Title: Blackfish
[videorecording]
Publisher: [Los Angeles, CA] :, Our Turn Productions, LLC,, [2013]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (83 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, number of sound channels, Dolby, rda
video file, DVD video, resolution, region, rda
Notes: True/False Film Festival.
True/False Film Fest film.
Special features: extended interviews, AXS TV: A look at Blackfish ; trailer.
Summary: This videodisc presents the discussion of keeping wild creatures in captivity.
Local Note: 1 3
Additional Contributors: Cowperthwaite, Gabriela
Branch Call Number: DVD 599.536 BLA
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Report This Apr 10, 2014
  • s21168036871911 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I gave this 5 stars because it is very very informative. The information was presented in a way that allows you to make up your own mind. They do not tell you what to believe or how to think they let you make that decision for yourself. If you are the type of person that is looking for a way to change things in the world, this movie also gives you all the information you need to get involved.

March 24, 2014....just finished watching this, I think my mouth was hanging open most of the time, and I know I was close to tears at one point. What do I get from it? Corporate lies, and corporate greed win. Why am I shocked by this? It sure will be interesting to see how the attendance rates at the various Sea World's are in the next few years. It's going to end, I wonder how long it will take? One of the most riveting 80 minutes I have ever spent watching. Don't miss it.

Report This Mar 15, 2014
  • JCLHelenH rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This one has rendered me speechless.

Report This Mar 13, 2014
  • 2gooddogs rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Its sad how corporate greed abuses all creatures. These parks are prisons that abuse and mistreat all animals. I wish all the executive scumbags were covered in chum and put in the Pacific Ocean with the wild animals.

Report This Mar 13, 2014
  • Staggerwing rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sometimes the excitement of entertainment overshadows the sense of logic. I've seen whales in the wild and it is breathtaking. That is truly where they belong. After seeing Blackfish I would never consider going to Sea World. When we know better we should do better. Thanks to this film, now we know the inside details....behind the scenes...and the cover-ups. I believe the employees had been parroting what they were told. And many finally came to their senses after the death of a dearly beloved co-worker. I highly recommend watching Blackfish.

Report This Mar 02, 2014
  • petal64 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This was a very well done documentary. I found it interesting and informative. I was absolutely appalled at the stance of Sea World in response to the attacks, injuries and deaths of it's employees. I'm also disgusted that they obviously are money driven and have no idea about orcas, what they are like in the wild. Some things I was already aware of, but, I was surprised at a lot of things I saw in this film. I visited Sea World in Florida in the early 90's and was struck at how small the pools were that housed these huge orcas. I was naive I have to say and had no idea what the park was about until I visited. I vowed never to support a place like that again...not until it stopped using dolphins and orcas for performances and only provided rehabilitation in the short term, followed up by their release. I hope for a day when dolphins and orcas are not hunted down for meat and for captivity and would hope Seaworld sees the error of their ways and doesn't buy into these activities any more.

Report This Feb 23, 2014
  • sueysurf rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I never cared for zoos and aquariums and places like Sea World. I believe animals shouldn't be held captive. This movie has those kind of beliefs, too.

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

A very well done documentary. This movie was interesting, informative, and worse seeing!! I recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater.

Report This Feb 16, 2014
  • mrsgail5756 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. No falling asleep on this DVD!!!!!

Report This Jan 18, 2014
  • jpozenel rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I didn't see much that was surprising in this movie. A very large carnivorous ocean predator may attack humans when kept confined in relatively small tank? People can't even keep dogs as pets without sometimes being attacked by them. Why would anyone think that killer whales could be kept without incident? I've never been to Sea World and could never understand the attraction. The movie exposes what should be obvious to anyone.

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

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

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

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

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

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

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Best Documentary at the Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards for 2014.

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