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Cinema for Change – Blackfish


Join The Second Floor (T2F) for the screening of Blackfish, a mesmerizing psychological thriller with a killer whale at its centre and the first film since Grizzly Man to show how nature can get revenge on man when pushed to its limits.

Cinema for Change - Blackfish

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.

  • Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
  • Producer: Manny Oteyza
  • Running Time: 90 minutes

T2F is grateful to Andrew Johnson at NBC Universal for providing permission for a public screening at T2F.

Date: Sunday, 2nd February, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm
Suggested Donation: Anything you like. Please support our vision of intellectual poverty alleviation by donating generously.
Venue: PeaceNiche | The Second Floor (T2F), 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA, Karachi

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