In the wake of several deadly attacks on humans by orcas in captivity, marine park giant, Seaworld, covers up the scandals in a dazzling display of family entertainment bliss. Combining interviews with former Seaworld animal handlers and unique live footage of breathtaking attacks, BLACKFISH is both sympathetic and nerve-wracking. It is also a film whose ambition is to usher in the end of an era that kept large predatory mammals in swimming pools for fun.
GABRIELA COWPERTHWAITE has been directing, producing and writing documentary films for 12 years. Among her assigners are Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Animal Planet and History Channel.