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Wildlife filmmaker Chris Palmer says to look, but not touch after SeaWorld death

After the death of SeaWorld Orlando whale trainer Dawn Brancheau, caused by a killer whale, many people are discussing the issue of captivity of wild animals. The latest to speak is wildlife filmmaker and director of the Center for Environmental Filmmaking at American University, Chris Palmer, who tells CNN.com that the tragic incident calls for a 'hard look at our own understanding of the natural world.'
February 26, 2010

After the death of SeaWorld Orlando whale trainer Dawn Brancheau, caused by a killer whale, many people are discussing the issue of captivity of wild animals. The latest to speak is wildlife filmmaker and director of the Center for Environmental Filmmaking at American University, Chris Palmer, who tells CNN.com that the tragic incident calls for a ‘hard look at our own understanding of the natural world.’

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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