NOTE: This is the archived podcast of our interview. Please do not call in. Thank you for listening!
Last Friday, August 2, 2013, we were honored to have interviewed Gabriela Cowperthwaite, the director of the Sundance Film Festival favorite documentary, Blackfish. The movie is about Tilikum, the SeaWorld killer whale favorite who has been involved in several deaths over the years, including that of trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010.
The movie's release forced SeaWorld to issue a response, which -- in light of the damning facts and footage in the film about how cetaceans are ripped from their families and social groups and forced to live and train in cramped, artificial conditions, essentailly in servitude in the name of entertainment -- could only charitably be described as both ineffectual and weak.
Listen to our rebroadcast of our interview with Ms. Cowperthwaite, and then head over to their website to find out if the film is being shown at a theater near you.