Festivals, 11 Awards
New Jersey International
Eclipse Film Festival
Newport Beach Film Festival
Provocative and Revealing must-see documentary uniquely addresses
man's relationship with wildlife. It speaks not only to animal
lovers and activists, but to anyone at all who may have been
duped by marine theme park propaganda. In fact, this is the
film that an entire industry would rather you not see. And whether
you like it or not, Lolita: Slave to Entertainment is assured
to ignite conversation -- if not heated debate.
stirring wake-up call."
~James Laveck - The Witness
Two Species Collide in the Icy Waters of Puget Sound a Storm
of Epic Proportions is Unleashed.
versus nature; in the
summer of 1970 a barbaric hunt kills five orca whales and destroys
the lives of countless others. Six young orcas are ripped away
from their family, sold to marine parks, and shipped across
the world to enter into a life of slavery. Three decades later
only one survives. And she just so happens to be Miamiís biggest
Slave to Entertainment is a stirring wake up call. For those
who have visited a marine park, for those who think they might
do so in the future, and for those who simply wish to know the
truth about performing marine mammals, this film is a "must
see." ~James Laveck Tribe of Heart (Producer of the award
winning doc. The Witness)
Since that fateful day in 1970, waves of controversy have pounded
both shores of the US as freedom fighters from across the globe
battle for her liberation. It is a story of beauty, grace, passion,
respect, exploitation, greed, prejudice, and domination. Disturbing
footage of marine mammal captures and alarming interviews with
former "Flipper" trainer Ric O'Barry,
marine mammal specialist
Ken Balcomb, animal sociologist Howard
Garrett, animal advocate and President of Ocean Drive Magazine
Jerry Powers, and former whale hunter
Directed, and Edited by
Timothy Michael Gorski.
Music by David Hughes.
Narrated by Valerie Silidker
Featuring Tokitae (aka Lolita), Ric O'Barry,
Howard Garrett, Ken Balcomb, Russ Rector, Jerry Powers,
and John Crowe.
by Tim Gorski and Valerie
wish to add my voice to those seeking
her retirement." ~
Sir Elton John
A very powerful film."
~ Chas Chiodo- Vegetarianevents.com