It was one of the hottest films out of the Sundance Film Festival, but "Blackfish" will leave you with chills. Critics have praised "Blackfish" for being an "emotionally powerful" and "mesmerizing psychological thriller" that could double as a teaching tool. Thank you for watching CNN Films' documentary "Blackfish" for more information, please visit cnn.com/blackfish.
Absolutely the most enlightening documentary I have ever seen. I was one of those who went to sea world as a child and dreamed of having that job. I thought how wonderful this is place is to give us a glimpse of sea life. What an idiot I was! It is just heartbreaking to see how the mighty dollar supersedes best interest. These animals need to be left in there own habitats. They were never intended to be held prisoners. They weren't sick or needed help when they brought them their. They were stolen from their homes! Set them free!
I can understand for some education purposes. But seriously. If a mother has a child you don't take that child away. it would be like if someone came into your life and took your child at 4 years old away. These animals have feelings too
Thank you #CNN #Blackfish for this amazing documentary. We showed my 3 year son documentary's of Orcas in the wild, then we took him to see world. He saw the Orcas in the tank after the show and said it's so sad. It was the first time I saw empathy from my son. We told him we would take him to Alaska so he can see them live.
Majestic creatures meant to be viewed in their natural environment....not in cement "ponds" and performing as circus animals. What scientific research are we getting from the circus acts....just a company making billions of dollars at the expense of these wonderful creatures.
Thank you CNN for airing #Blackfish. Watching it with both of my boys. Never going to Sea World again, or any other "park" or "swim-with" program in captivity. This isn't about conservation or animals, it's about profit and slavery. This film should be shown in schools and we're certainly sharing with everyone we know. THANK you again CNN!
Stop capturing Orcas. Stop breeding Orcas in captivity. Film the "shows" currently taking place at SeaWorld and other water parks. Show these films to children in 1st or 2nd grade and each year of elementary school. Continue the education about the importance of preserving Orcas through science classes. Hopefully the Orcas currently in captivity can be placed in a protected more natural habitat in the ocean. Separating Orcas from their families and pods, and keeping them in the sensory equivalent of a bathtub is inhumane!!!
Children can learn about animals just like I did when I was a child. I would watch jacques cousteau and he would go to there habitat and film these animals free. You would never see him putting them into a cemet pond. He loved to see the animals free
After watching Blackfish, I've decided that we've learned all we can from keeping killer whales in captivity, and continuing to do so only lines our pockets at their expense. Time to end it. Where do I sign up?
This SO breaks my heart. I have been so privileged to spend some time with J pod in the San Juans...I have to believe that animals, nature, and wildness will be protected and thrive, despite mankind's insane pursuit of money.
In 1965 I was the first female ever to ride a Killer Whale-the first orca in captivity-the original Shamu at Sea World in San Diego. After I finished my ride, I went in to swim with her and reward her by rubbing her with a big scratchy pad. They had taken her companion, George, the one eyed dolphin out of her tank, because they were going to put their newly acquired baby killer whale, Kilroy, in with her the next day. She began pushing me around and taking me down to the bottom of the tank. Each time I came up, I gasped for air and she would take me down again. Everything became slow motion and I realized I was going to drown. Guys were running around the tank with poles, but no one was jumping in or doing anything to save me. All I could think was that I had to get away from her nose. I grabbed her pectoral flipper and pulled myself to her side and then up on her back in front of her dorsal fin. Her training was such that she surfaced and did the "ride behavior" around the edge of the tank. I was able to bail off and everyone said I was whiter than a sheet. I now realize how lucky I was to survive past age 19. I still believe she was only playing with me and no intention of hurting me. I cherish the experiences I had with Sea World