A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales.
Notorious killer whale Tilikum is responsible for the deaths of three individuals, including a top killer whale trainer. Blackfish shows the sometimes devastating consequences of keeping such intelligent and sentient creatures in captivity.
“Blackfish marries biography, activism and psycho thriller into a pleasing cinematic shape, starting with a single whale and the trainers who worked with him.” - Tara Brady, The Irish Times
“You won’t forget Cowperthwaite’s documentary, and you shouldn’t.” - Roxana Hadadi, Punch Drunk Critics