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  • EASTWOOD: Audiovisual Collection
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  • DVD 599.536 B6286 (EAS)

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In English, with optional Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Publication Information

[Los Angeles, CA] : Our Turn Productions, LLC, 2013.

Physical Description

1 videodisc (approximately 83 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


MPAA rating: PG-13: for mature thematic elements, including disturbing and violent images.


Killer whales are beloved majestic, friendly giants yet infamous for their capacity to kill viciously. BLACKFISH unravels the complexities of this dichotomy, employing the story of the notorious performing whale Tilikum, who--unlike any orca in the wild--has taken the lives of several people while in captivity. BLACKFISH expands on the discussion of keeping such intelligent creatures in captivity.


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DVD release of the 2013 documentary.

Special features: A note from director Gabriela Cowperthwaite ; Kanduke ; "Death by mosquito" in marine parks extended interviews ; Orca teeth show the stress of orcas in captivity ; Recollections of a former SeaWorld trainer ; The truth about wild whales ; Alternatives to captivity ; director and producer commentary.

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