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Looking into Orca Whale amusement park industry in "Black Fish"

Seaworld anyone? How 'bout next Thursday

“They’re an animal that possesses great spiritual power, not to be meddled with....”

Huffington Post media hit

Growing up, did your parents ever take you to one of those miserable theme parks?


Disney songs blarring, remember watching 8,000-pound orcas sail through the air. How unique?

Yet, it's no surprise accidents occurred & trainers died.

BLACKFISH explores the notion of Tilikum, who-taken from the wild-like many others before him lives in captivity.

How little we've learned from these highly intelligent fellow mammals.

Next week.

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  • William S.

    Informative and well scriptef

    July 19, 2013

  • Jules

    Warner and fellow docX folks: don't forget that, while the event is free, you must make reservations at

    Also, early arrival is usually necessary as many of the USC screenings fill to capacity. My recommendation is to get there by 6:15 or 6:30 at the latest.

    Hope to see many of you there.

    July 11, 2013

    • Boutonski F.

      Thanks Jules, updating the page to reflect link!

      July 15, 2013

  • Boutonski F.

    Excellent to hear William; imagine being imprisoned in a small bathtub for 20 years. Thursday.

    July 15, 2013

  • William S.

    My wife and I support animal rights

    1 · July 15, 2013

  • Boutonski F.

    Thanks for catching this clip Jules...Looking forward to Thursday

    July 14, 2013

  • Jules

    The final 15 minutes or so of last Friday's edition of KPCC's "Film Week" is an interview with director Gabriela Cowperthwaite and former killer whale trainer John Hargrove talking about their new documentary: I found it an interesting introduction to the film.

    1 · July 14, 2013

  • Boutonski F.

    Looking forward to this screening, gang.....Re: directions, allow extra time to park (near USC campus) & locate venue.
    Shout out to Jules, who introduced me to this venue.

    July 10, 2013

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