Docs

MIPTV ’13: Exclusive clip from “Blackfish”

After premiering at Sundance in January, Gabriela Cowperthwaite's buzzy Blackfish (pictured) makes its way to MIPTV in Cannes next week. Click through to see a clip from the doc, exclusive to realscreen.
April 2, 2013

After premiering at Sundance in January, Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s buzzy Blackfish makes its way to MIPTV in Cannes next week, where Dogwoof will be representing both UK and foreign rights.

The 83-minute feature doc tells the story of Tilikum, a performing whale that has been linked to the deaths of three people while in captivity. It features previously unseen footage and emotional interviews, which “explore the creature’s dual nature, the lives and losses of the trainers, and the pressures brought to bear by the sea-park industry,” according to the film’s billing.

Shortly after premiering in Park City, Magnolia and CNN Films picked up U.S. rights for the film in a joint deal. The film continues its festival run at Hot Docs in Toronto later this month.

Check out a new clip from the documentary, exclusive to realscreen, below:

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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