The Kubrick at Central Grade School Wed, Jul 31, 2013 3:00 PM
Sponsored by Alan Collard
Milliken at the Dennos Museum Fri, Aug 2, 2013 9:00 PM
Sponsored by The Wilson Family & Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers Inc.
Film Info
Release Year:2012
Runtime:82 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
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Cast/Crew Info
Director:Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Produced by:Manuel Oteyza
Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Screenwriter:Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Eli Despres
Cinematography:Jonathan Ingalls
Chris Towey
Editing By:Eli B. Despres
Music By:Jeff Beal


In 2010, a SeaWorld trainer was killed while performing with notorious orca whale Tilikum, who was already responsible for two other human deaths since being captured nearly three decades earlier. In this searing documentary, filmmaker Gabriela Cowperthwaite takes Tilikum’s tragic story as a case study in a larger examination of the practice of keeping killer whales in captivity, using testimony from animal behaviorists and numerous ex-SeaWorld trainers to launch an attack against the practice of keeping these creatures for entertainment. As suspenseful as any thriller, this mesmerizing film offers a harrowing but necessary look into the lives of uncommonly intelligent animals in captivity which challenges us to reconsider our relationship with nature.