Born Free Foundation - Keep Wildlife in the Wild


Blackfish, the acclaimed documentary film directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, tells the harrowing story of Tilikum, a male orca involved in the death of three people while in captivity at SeaWorld. The film includes shocking scenes, devastating testimonies and reveals the impact on captive dolphins, including orca, of unnatural confinement and exploitation.

It also highlights the risks that dolphin trainers are subjected to and the apparent lengths that captive facilities will go to ensure that the only news coming out of captive marine facilities is good news. 

The Born Free Foundation, in collaboration with film distributors, Dogwoof, FilmFreaks and Karma Films, was proud to bring Blackfish, to Europe in 2013. A film tour of 8 European cities in 7 countries in 20 days was accompanied by former SeaWorld trainer, Samantha Berg, who offered her own personal insights and respond to growing public concerns about what many regard as a totally unacceptable situation.

As part of this tour, Sam Berg paid a visit to the Born Free offices. During her visit we took the opportunity to film the below not-to-be-missed interview:


If you would like to see Blackfish it is available for a limited period of time via our shop



“Blackfish” continues to make the headlines. In Early 2014, 'Blackfish' was announced as the nominee for a BAFTA award for Best Documentary. We look forward to the announcement of the winners early 2014.

Born Free Foundation
Broadlands Business Campus, Langhurstwood Road
, Horsham, RH12 4QP, UK - Charity Reg. No. 1070906

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