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Blackfish

(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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This videodisc presents the discussion of keeping wild creatures in captivity.
Title: Blackfish
[videorecording]
Published: [Los Angeles, CA] :, Our Turn Productions, LLC,, [2013]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (83 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
video file, DVD video, resolution, region, rda
digital, optical, number of sound channels, Dolby, rda
Notes: Special features: extended interviews, AXS TV: A look at Blackfish ; trailer.
True/False Film Fest film.
True/False Film Festival.
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
Statement of Responsibility: Magnolia Pictures, CNN Films and Our Turn Productions ; directed and co-written by Gabriela Cowperthwaite ; produced by CNN Films
Distributor: [Los Angeles, CA] :, Magnolia Home Entertainment
Credits: Directors of photography, Jonathan Ingalls, Christopher Towey ; music, Jeff Beal ; editor, Jeff Beal.
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen; Dolby Digital.
Subject Headings: Captive marine mammals Video recordings. Killer whale Video recordings.
Genre/Form: Nonfiction films.
Animal films.
Documentary films.
Topical Term: TrueFalse Film Fest film.
Captive marine mammals
Killer whale
Publisher No: 10617
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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.

Jun 23, 2014
  • 1tarheel rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Oh, boy. This rock-kicking documentary brings us another example of how the current system brutalizes the natural world for profit. Worth a look, but it's not a joyful ride.

Jun 15, 2014
  • Quimeras rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“Blackfish” is what a documentary is supposed to be: it informs and leaves you wanting to learn and do more. Don’t skip the “Special Features” of the DVD.

Jun 02, 2014
  • kevfarley rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I almost gave this documentary a 'pass'. But, thanks to these reviews,.. I did not. It was very moving,.. and a prime example of the documentary as dramatic art !

May 27, 2014
  • real_thing rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

r humans really that intelligent??????

I love this documentary so much. Its really touching.

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.

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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

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

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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