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Monday 14 August 2023

A documentary I liked

 I had to think a moment for this topic by Long and Short Reviews. I haven't watched many documentaries lately, I have to admit. However, I did remember one which stood out for me.

"Blackfish".

For those who haven't seen it, this is the one which is a searing indictment of SeaWorld's treatment of its orcas, and the multiple deaths caused by orcas in their care. 

While it makes for uncomfortable viewing at times - particularly the section where a young Spanish-speaking woman is in tears describing the death of her fiance - I'm glad I watched it, because I've been to these sorts of shows before and, at the time, enjoyed them. I daresay I would have enjoyed going to a SeaWorld show had I not seen this film and discovered how terribly the orcas are treated.

It's definitely worth watching, but will probably make you cringe.

So which documentaries have you liked?

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    1. I loved it. Very hard to watch in parts, though.

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  2. I have to admit I haven't heard of that one but may have to see if it's available. Although I suspect it might make me very angry - which is probably the point really

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    1. Yes, it's definitely not easy viewing, but worth it.

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  3. Took the family to Sea World in San Antonio decades ago. Don't think I'll go again.

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    1. Yes, it's impossible to imagine going after seeing that.

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