has opened our eyes and I thank you for it. Anyway we can support
this cause, let us know. I have also recommended that LOLITA
be one of the 5 works selected for a cablecast screening during
the festival so that we can reach a larger audience. Films for
social change invigorate us and I commend your team for your
Scalinger - Festival Director
like this don't get made everyday; few people have the guts
and talent. The images in "Lolita: Slave to Entertainment" are
powerful, the narration is intelligent and insightful, and the
overall presentation is of high production value. I was quite
surprised to have learned many new things about Orcas in general
and Lolita specifically despite having worked on her case for
several months. This expose should be an inspiration to all
independent and documentary film makers and activists alike.
Everyone who has ever been to or is thinking about going to
the Miami Seaquarium should see this video! Lolita has a true
friend in Tim and Val.
Wildlife ecologist &
Attorney at Law
Lolita - Slave to Entertainment, I can honestly say that this documentary
has an outstanding value as a tool to educate the public to the
controversial aspects of dolphin captivity that the billion-dollar
dolphin captivity industry has tried to conceal for decades.
As a Field Correspondent
for The Dolphin Project Inc., I receive numerous requests for information
about why we think the capture and confinement of dolphins should
be stopped. Our organization has been lacking a tool in the form
of an enlightening video to answer some of these questions. With
the making of Lolita - Slave to Entertainment, we can finally say
we have this much-needed tool, and I will recommend the documentary
to anyone who is seeking a better understanding of the plight of
captive dolphins and other whales worldwide.
greatest value is its ability to present the audience with facts
and, in doing so, appeal to the viewer's common sense as well as
compassion. Even 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.
Tim, Our staff
watched your film yesterday. We were all moved and extremely impressed
with the job you and your team have done. It's a major accomplishment.
BRAVO!!!!! It is surely going to touch a lot of lives, and hopefully
get Lolita out of that horrible tank, as well as be a potent tool
for people opposing marine mammal captivity worldwide. Few people
know just how much it takes on every level to complete and release
a film that actually produces positive change. To do so is a true
gift to the world.
Tribe of Heart, Ltd.
"Serving People and Projects that Awaken the Harmony, Wisdom and
Joy that Dwell in All Beings."
and thorough film provides the reasons and prospects for getting
her back home. There is new footage of her capture, interviews with
those present at the time, and some great graphics to illustrate
the event. Activist Ric O'Barry tells her story in depth, Russ Rector
dissects the marine park industry, publisher Jerry Powers tells
how he tried to convince Seaquarium owner Art Hertz to be a decent
person, Whale biologist Ken Balcomb describes some of how it would
be done, protesters give their particular insights, and yours truly
gives some background on why it would work to bring her home. Valerie
Silidker narrates beautifully and some of the best wild orca footage
available gives a sense of what Lolita is missing, and what she
could have again.
I find the film
to be a clear, consistent, beautifully produced statement that Lolita
can and should be allowed to return home. I've never seen such a
compelling video treatment of her situation. Everything else produced
has allowed the Seaquarium to give its side at length and without
comment, which only confuses the audience, because the Seaquarium
has no truth to present. Slave to Entertainment exemplifies clarity
of message and high integrity, while providing engrossing entertainment.
The graphics are sometimes heart-wrenching, sometimes hilarious.
This film can
help Lolita return home, if it is shown widely and supported enthusiastically.
There is no question that this film could help bring Lolita her