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  1. 'Blackfish' Director Calls SeaWorld Ending Killer Whale Breeding "Paradigm Shifting"

    7:46 am 3/17/2016

    Gabriela Cowperthwaite reacts to Thursday's big news.Read more

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  2. SeaWorld Will End Killer Whale Breeding Program

    5:16 am 3/17/2016

    Criticism over keeping killer whales in captivity increased in 2010 after one killed a trainer, an incident that was highlighted in the documentary 'Blackfish.'Read more

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  3. 'Blackfish' Director Responds to News That Whale Featured in Doc Is Dying: "A Profoundly Tragic Story"

    7:06 am 3/9/2016

    "Tilikum lived a miserable life," says Gabriela Cowperthwaite.Read more

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  4. SeaWorld: 'Blackfish' Whale Is Very Sick

    2:41 pm 3/8/2016

    Tilikum, the killer whale blamed for the 2010 death of a trainer, has developed a bacterial infection in his lungs that is resistant to treatment thus far.Read more

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  5. 'Blackfish' Director Says SeaWorld's New Orca Experience Doesn't "Change Anything for the Animals"

    3:33 pm 11/9/2015

    "Until they stop the breeding and retire their whales into sea sanctuaries we just can't let up," Gabriela Cowperthwaite, who helmed the documentary that slammed the amusement park's captivity of orcas, says in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.Read more

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  6. SeaWorld to End Orca Shows in San Diego

    11:15 am 11/9/2015

    The critical documentary 'Blackfish' and the boycott of the park by musicians contributed to the uproar around the orca show.Read more

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  7. Cannes: Festival Closes With Focus on the Environment

    7:02 am 5/22/2015

    "I think having the film for the closing night sends a very strong political message,” says 'Ice and the Sky' director Luc Jacquet.Read more

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  8. 'Blackfish' Director on SeaWorld CEO Resigning: It's "Rearranging Chairs on the Titanic"

    6:20 pm 12/11/2014

    Gabriela Cowperthwaite says she doesn't see evidence the company is really changingRead more

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  9. Jeff Zucker, CNN Films Execs Talk News-Docs Interplay, Tease Future Features

    3:07 pm 11/8/2014

    But there are no plans to make scripted moviesRead more

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  10. 'Blackfish' Director Talks SeaWorld Revenue Drop: "People Are Truly Willing to Change Ethically"

    5:00 am 8/20/2014

    Last summer's controversial documentary centered on killer whales in captivityRead more

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