Film Screening of 'Blackfish'

Date & time

6.30–8.30pm Monday 21 September 2015


HC Coombs Theatre, Building 8A, Fellows Road, The Australian National University


Dr Bidda Jones, Chief Scientist, RSPCA Australia and Professor Simon Rice, Director of Law Reform & Social Justice, ANU College of Law


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Film screening

ANU Law Reform and Social Justice warmly invite you to a Canberra community screening of Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s Blackfish.

Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. Along the way, 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.

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