Internatural Activists and the “Blackfish Effect”: Contemplating Captive Orcas’ Protest Rhetoric through a Coherence Frame
Schutten, Julie “Madrone” Kalil
- Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Frontiers in Communication,
internatural communication | social movements | alternative symbolics | blackfish effect | Communication | whales
The documentary film Blackfish (2013; www.blackfishmovie.com) follows Tilikum, a captive SeaWorld prisoner-orca responsible for the death of trainer Dawn Brancheau and two others. The film has had a profound effect on public perceptions of orca captivity creating the “B...