It's not long to go now until we unleash Blackfish onto UK screens, and we are thrilled to announce a special event with the films director Gabriela Cowperthwaite in London next month in association with Apple. Join us at London's Regent Street Apple store on June 10th for a special meet the filmmaker session where Gabriela will talk about the film, show clips and the audience will have an oppurtunity to ask her questions. The event begins at 6.30pm but come early as seating is limited!
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 mulit-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.