Tucson animal lovers: Here are two documentaries you don’t want to miss!
Now showing at the Loft is another eye-opening movie about animals, in this case, killer whales as entertainment and Sea World’s dirty secrets.
This was before the Internet and social media and the young trainers who worked there believed what they were told by Sea World management. Why wouldn’t they? It was the age of not questioning authority.
The movie shows clips from marine scientists and researchers who describe how socially, psychologically, and emotionally harmful captivity is to whales and their familes.
“Blackfish is revealing, wrenching, and important … a reminder that what feels wrong in our gut is always worth investigating.” – Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
Watch the movie; it speaks volumes in its eloquent simplicity and is well-researched. Sea World declined to be interviewed.
Someone in the film said in 50 years this Sea World type of entertainment will seem barbaric. Crap! I hope we don’t have to wait that long.
Peaceable Kingdom – 1 night only – Aug. 12
On July 23, the Healthy You Network and Consuming for Change brought the award-winning Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home to the Loft Cinema. All 500 seats were filled and people were turned away. However, the Loft is holding a second showing on Monday, August 12 at 7 pm so if you missed it the first time — come back!
Tucson Tails saw the film the first time around and it’s a touching documentary that gave me pause about eating animal products. It doesn’t preach but shows the relationship and conflict between farmers who have to earn a living and their growing compassion for their animals.
I highly recommend this film!
To learn more about the film and watch a trailer, click here.
You can follow Peaceable Kingdom on Facebook for more updates.
Tucson Tails has seen both these movies and wants to thank the producers and directors who take on these kinds of topics (animal cruelty) and educate us all. And for the Loft Cinema for showing the films.