daring and controversial documentary that may just change the way
we view wild animals in entertainment.
Day 2002, Valerie Silidker and Tim Gorski set out to uncover the
real life story of the world's oldest performing whale. Their journey
delivered them from Miami Florida to San Juan Island. The intimate,
heart-rending tale unfolded before them as they unearthed many heavily
guarded secrets of the multi-billion dollar Marine Theme Park industry.
travel with Gorski and Silidker as they visit Lolita's immediate
family in the wild and interview the renowned orca biologist Ken
Balcomb who wants her back.
A whale hunter hired to capture Lolita and hide crucial evidence
finally comes clean after 33 years.
Former "Flipper" trainer turned activist/writer Ric O'Barry
exposes the lies as he speaks out against the industry, which made
him a star.
And self-proclaimed "abusement park" slayer Russ Rector
takes no prisoners in his relentless campaign against marine mammal
exploitation. Together, armed with little more than a camera and
a voice, they confront a very powerful industry.
the greatest supporter of dolphin captivity simply cannot
watch Lolita - Slave to Entertainment and not feel compelled
to wonder if these free-ranging, social, intelligent and highly
complex marine mammals really belong in captivity."
the sad life of Lolita the killer whale who has been caught in a
net of lies for over 3 decades. Littered with Haunting Images and
painful sound bites, Lolita: Slave to Entertainment offers audiences
an engaging peek behind closed doors, exposing an entire industry
of injustices, greed, and lies. Make no mistakes, this is no "Free
Willy," there is no Hollywood ending here.
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
To Entertainment is a Rattle the Cage production, written and directed
by Timothy Michael Gorski.
documentary was produced for non-profit critical educational purposes
only. ©2003 Rattle The Cage Productions and associates. All
tried to interview them but they all refused. Just as well,
we've been listening to the marine park propaganda for decades,
now it is time to hear the truth."
DVD contains a host of exclusive, valuable educational content
including cut scenes and extra interviews, hundreds of pages of
facts and reports, the Animal Welfare Act in its entirety, and
a marine Biologist's proposal for Lolita's retirement.