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Magnolia Pictures ; CNN Films ; Our Turn Productions presents a film by Gabriela Cowperthwaite ; produced by Manny O Productions ; directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite ; produced by Manuel V. Oteyza ; written by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Eli Despres
Video; DVD
A discussion on the keeping of intelligent creatures in captivity. Employs the story of Tilikum, the notorious performing whale who, unlike orcas in the wild, has taken the lives of several people while in captivity.
Gabriela Cowperthwaite
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83 min.
English, with optional Spanish subtitles; English subtitle for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Originally produced in 2013.
  • Special features: note from the director; Kanduke; Death by mosquito in marine parks; 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.
Variant Title
Black fish
Directors of photography, Jonathan Ingalls, Christopher Towey ; music, Jeff Beal ; editor, Eli Despres.
[Los Angeles, CA] : Our Turn Productions, LLC, [2013]
[Los Angeles, CA] : Magnolia Home Entertainment
Publisher no.
10617 Magnolia Home Entertainment
1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.78:1); Dolby Digital 5.1.
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