The Movie ' Blackfish ' Essay

721 Words Nov 14th, 2016 3 Pages
Blackfish had been, and continues to be, a controversial film. The film aired on July 19th, 2013 and was produced by Judy Bart, Rick Brookwell, Gabriela Cowpertwaite, Erica Kahn, Manny Oteyza, Tim Zimmermann. Gabriela Cowperthwaite is also the director of the film. In the documentary film former SeaWorld trainers and Sealand trainers and employees, witnesses of killer whale attacks, OSHA employees, whale experts, SeaWorld’s killer whales, and employees at SeaWorld are casted in the film. With an “all-star” cast like this the points the film makes are more clear and realistic. Watching the documentary film is interesting but what is it trying to tell its viewers? The film focuses on the consequences that come with having killer whales in captivity. Throughout the film there are witness accounts of the killer whale attacks and the opinions of former trainers from SeaWorld. Also, with the opinions of whale experts it shows how SeaWorld is covering up and downplaying the reality of killer whales in captivity. In the film you get the chance to see some of the killer whale incidents and the people involved. Along with the incidents there are many opinions given in what really happened. The cover-ups that are noted in the film raises a curiosity in one’s mind about whether the truth is really being told in the film or if the information given in the film is made to make you view SeaWorld a certain way. Watching the film can lead you to believe what they are saying is true but it…

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