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Orcas in Minnesota! Blackfish Screening

"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."  -www.blackfishmovie.com


Please join us at a screening of Blackfish at Minnehaha Free Space on June 2 at 6:30pm.  We will have a discussion afterwards.  Find out how you can help spread the word about orcas in captivity and how we can all help stop this form of animal slavery.

This is a free event, though donations are much appreciated and will be shared with the Free Space.


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  • Melanie W.

    Great turnout. Great discussion afterwards. A few more people are now aware and part of the Blackfish effect.

    June 2, 2014

    • Mark

      Great screening!! 4th time watching Blackfish and feel I learn more every time. Great discussion and questions. Look toward to next months screening. Thanks whalequeen!!

      June 3, 2014

  • Mark

    Thanks whalequeen for showing this screening. It's something people need to see. I had no clue until I saw this movie about all the bad things SeaWorld does.

    June 2, 2014

  • Melanie W.

    Hi everyone! One more change of plans. Unfortunately the wifi is down at the free space so the Q&A will be done via Facebook on the event page for Orcas in Minnesota for the screening. See you tomorrow!

    June 1, 2014

  • Melanie W.

    Hi everyone! Change of plans with our Skype guest. It will now be Howard Garrett from Orca Network and cast of Blackfish. Howard comes with a wealth of knowledge of both captive and wild orcas. Thank you Howard!

    May 22, 2014

  • Melanie W.

    I have an exciting announcement! After the screening we will be having a Q&A via Skype with former Sea World trainer and Blackfish cast member John Hargrove.

    May 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm interested to hear his take on everything

      May 22, 2014

  • Melanie W.

    Hi everyone! I am very excited to be hosting my very first screening! Looking forward to a great turnout. :)

    1 · May 14, 2014

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