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Chauncey -Theater 2
Thursday, Sep 30, 2021 7:00 PM
A documentary following SeaWorld's controversial captivity of killer whales.
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Admission General Admission - $6.19

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Presented by the Bijou Film Board, and as part of Bijou's Film Forum program.
FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $7.00 for the general public!

"After seeing this documentary, it would probably make you think twice about SeaWorld."—Kelechi Ehenulo, Confessions from a Geek Mind

"An illuminating documentary not only about the cruel conditions that killer whales endure at theme parks such as SeaWorld, but the biology and psychology of the mysterious and majestic sea wolf." —Tom Meek, Cambridge Day

Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. Along the way, director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the creature’s extraordinary nature, the species’ cruel treatment in captivity, the lives and losses of the trainers and the pressures brought to bear by the multi-billion dollar sea-park industry. This emotionally wrenching, tautly structured story challenges us to consider our relationship to nature and reveals how little we humans have learned from these highly intelligent and enormously sentient fellow mammals.

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Series Info
Series:Bijou Film Forum
Film Info
Runtime:83 minutes
Director:Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Year Released:2013
Production Country:USA