|Synopsis||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 multi-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.|
Gabriela COWPERTHWAITE 가브리엘라 코우퍼스웨이트Gabriela COWPERTHWAITE is a documentary filmmaker who has directed, produced and written documentary programs for TV networks including ESPN, National Geographic, Animal Planet, Discover, and the History Channel. COWPERTHWAITE is currently directing a campaign for Supply and Demand, a commercial directing agency based in New York and Los Angeles.