An emotionally wrenching film that will make you reconsider your relationship with nature. Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s Sundance hit recounts the tragic and shocking story of Tilikum, a bull head orca (or killer whale), responsible for three deaths during its lifetime at SeaWorld. Revealing the lies and mistreatment in the business of capturing wild creatures and making them perform for entertainment, Cawperthwaite delves into the psychology of a remarkably sentient creature with it’s capacity to both love and hate it’s master. A tale of animal cruelty, with a revenge thriller twist – this is one of the year’s most impressive non-fiction films.
Tickets will be available from the Rio Cinema website here.
Best Documentary Feature Competition