Last night Dogwoof doc Blackfish premiered on UK television to great acclaim. Within 20 minutes #Blackfish was a trending topic on Twitter, and it stayed that way until well after the broadcast ended. With high profile celebs like Bill Bailey, Domino, Paddy Considine and more sharing the film with the nation you can catch up with some of the Twitter highlights in our custom timeline below.
You can order your own copy of Blackfish Blu-ray or DVD now from Amazon or the Dogwoof DVD shop. The film can also be watched via iTunes or on Dogwoof.TV for members, and for readers in the US, the film is also now out to own - order the DVD here or Blu-ray here.
Blackfish Trends! 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.
Since the films release Blackfish has caused a worldwide backlash against marine parks, with many famous celebrities speaking out, protests outside venues where whales are held in captivity, and the film has even caused a change to Pixar's upcoming Finding Nemo sequel.