30.09. - 09.10.2021

Blackfish USA 2013 | 83 min | OV | Colour | FF 2013

Gabriela Cowperthwaite

For the last 12 years, Gabriela Cowperthwaite has been making documentaries for broadcasters like ESPN, DirecTV and the National Geographic Channel.

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The orca bull Tilikum was caught in 1983 aged about two. Since then, it has been appearing in a theme park show – and has already killed several people. As whales never usually attack humans in the wild, what exactly went wrong with this animal? Using hitherto unseen footage, Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum and, with biologists and whale experts, takes a look at the gruesome practices in theme parks and whale shows. The film shows how little we humans have learned from these highly intelligent, sensitive mammals. Right up to the last minute, park operator SeaWorld tried to prevent Blackfish being released.
Original title: Blackfish
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: English
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Screenplay: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Producer: Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Manuel Oteyza
Director of Photography: Jonathan Ingalls, Chris Towey
Music: Jeff Beal
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Editor: Eli Despres
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor: NFP marketing & distribution GmbH
World Sales: Dogwoof Global
Production: Our Turn Productions


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