By: Nayeli Pantoja
Defining The Purpose
Technque 1: Interviews
Interview about how SeaWorld Lies: In, the film there is in interview with one of the former trainers at SeaWorld discussing how SeaWorld's managment covered up a story of girl's death caused by Tilikum. The girl was a trainer named Keltie Byrne, she fell into the pool containing three killer whales. Tilikum was one of the 3 orcas, he pulled her all the way down to the pool, Keltie automatically drowned. SeaWorld try to cover up the story by saying she slipped and drowned in the pool. SeaWorld still kept all the Orcas knowing the dangers killer whales have on humans. When the Orcas are in captive they are stressed and aggressive. So, Tillikum attacked Keltie due to how stressed he is in captivity.
Interview about Alex: In, Blackfish there is a lot of interviews talking about the negative impacts captivity have on killer whales. There was an interview about a former trainer named Alex, who was a trainer for Loro Parque who was attacked by a killer whale and killed. Alex's fiance and mom are in this interview talking about how Alex died due to the killer whale. Alex was considered the best of the best trainers in Loro Parque and he was still attacked by the killer whale and died. The reason the killer whale attacked Alex is captivity, captivity makes killer whales aggressive towards humans. SeaWorld owns those whales, and are still being kept in Loro Parque.
Technique 2: Stock Footage
Mother Orca: Another, stock footage showing negative impacts captivity has on killer whales, is when the documentary showed stock footage of a mother Orca crying for her baby who was taken away from her. The, stock footage showed the negative effects the Orca goes through because of them being captive. The Orcas have no control of their lives.
Conditions: In, the stock footage below you see how small the tanks are for killer whales. This is where the killer whales stay. Orcas need bigger space, to them the tank is like a bathtub. The stock footage shows you that killer whales in captivity are not in the best conditions because how little space they have in those tanks.