News from the Natural World: Blackfish 2 is being rumoured to focus on exposing the hypocrisy of Zoos.
Released in 2013, ‘Blackfish’ told the story of Tilikum, a captive Killer Whale that had taken the lives of several humans. The documentary focused on the multitude of problems within the sea-park industry. In addition, it also looked at human’s relationship with nature and the oceans. Furthermore, it showed how little humans have truly learned about such highly intelligent marine mammals. It caused quite a storm in the human world and forced humans to realise the horror and torture that they inflicted on Killer Whales. Also, it caused the cancel culture surrounding SeaWorld. But many animals felt the documentary didn’t go far enough.
One such animal was the famous filmmaker and auteur of animal cinema, Steven Sealberg. Steven Sealberg was the greatest director in the animal kingdom. He had directed such classics as “Raiders of the Lost Aardvark”, “Close Encounters of the Human Kind” and the much loved “The BFH – Big Friendly Human“. But for his next challenge, he secured the rights to Blackfish 2 and decided to put his own spin on the documentary. He knew that this was his chance to make a mark.