Blackfish is fascinating documentary that works as both animal-rights activism, and when-animals-attack voyeurism. By primarily following the story of a one of the few killer whales to have actually killed a human being, the film succeeds in making audiences think about the ethics and morality of keeping any wild animals in captivity and forcing them to entertain us. Told mainly from the perspective of former Sea World trainers and marine biologists, some may consider this documentary to be too one-sided. However, as the film unfolds it becomes all too clear that in any movie of this kind the one perspective you never gets to hear from is that of the animals concerned. 
Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Produced by Manuel Oteyza

Written by Gabriela Cowperthwaite and Eli B. Despres

With: Kim Ashdown, Ken Balcomb, Samantha Berg, Dave Duffus, Howard Garrett, Dean Gomersall, John Hargrove, Carol Ray, Jeffrey Ventre, and Tilikum

Cinematography: Jonathan Ingalls and Chris Towey
Editing: Gabriela Cowperthwaite and Eli B. Despres
Music: Jeff Beal

Runtime: 83 min
Release Date: 19 January 2013
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1