I'm a Goan woman, working in Mumbai as the founder of a studio called Totem Creative. I try to make the world happier, safer and more meaningful. I believe education, knowledge and awareness, art, writing and creating Social Impact are my means to achieve that end.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Blackfish Review

Blackfish Review - 30th Jan 2016

I watched ‘Blackfish’ tonight, and it’s one of the best documentary films I've seen.
Blackfish is directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, and it follows the controversial captivity of Orca whales (killer whales), and it’s dangers towards both humans and whales.
The documentary is incredibly shocking, disturbing, education, heart wrenching, and painful to watch. It just shows how low we can stoop as humans. I have always felt very strongly about wild animals held in captivity for human entertainment. I remember when I was about 13 and we went to Mahableshwar, my parents wanted to take me horse riding. Most horses aren’t wild anymore, they’re considered domestic animals. But I just didn’t feel right to sit on it for ‘fun’. I just didn’t want to be a part of it, and everyone else had a good time, and I was pretty relieved that I didn’t join them.

They would call me oversensitive; But seriously thinking, how many times have you guys gone for shows like these? Animal circuses of sorts, amusement parks? How often do we question this billion dollar industry that we are supporting? Is this what we want our kids to grow up seeing; whales and dolphins living in swimming pools? And this isn't just something happening in the marine entertainment industry. Elephants, big cats, deer, and even pet birds you own have NO place in cages or zoos!

Blackfish is a huge eye-opener. I urge you guys to watch such thought provoking films, and listen to your conscience when you decide to entertain such cruelties. It’s hightime we stand up for them, since we started it in the first place.

Please watch and share this brilliant film.

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