Oxford Brookes Documentary Club: Blackfish

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Blackfish

Who this event is for

  • Everyone

Location

John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre, Headington Campus

Details

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.

Watch the trailer here.

Oxford Brookes Documentary Club is dedicated to bringing you interesting and inspiring documentaries that give voice to a wide variety of topics. 

All our events are free and open to all.

Book your ticket and get 10% discount voucher in Cafe Central. 

This project is kindly supported by the Faculty of TDE.

There is limited parking available at Gipsy Lane and Headington Hill Hall from 4.30pm, and it is on a first come, first served basis.

Full Programme:

  • Thursday 16th April 2015 - Dreamcatcher
  • Thursday 23rd April 2015 - Dinosaur 13
  • Thursday 30th April 2015 - Web Junkie
  • Thursday 07th May 2015 - As the Crow Flies