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Month: May 2016

The Story of Stuff: A powerful documentary

The Story of Stuff: A powerful documentary

I had the opportunity to watch The Story of Stuff, which is a 20 minutes animated documentary about the lifecycle of material goods. My first thought after watching this was that everybody should take these short 20 minutes to watch this powerful documentary. Annie Léonard, who wrote and narrated the film, is an American proponent of sustainability and a critic of excessive consumerism.

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Captive orcas and dolphins

Captive orcas and dolphins

All people who know me also know that I am against animals in captivity.  One documentary in particular had a big impact on me: Blackfish. This documentary deals with the life of Tilikum, an orca who was captured in the ocean more than 20 years ago… This orca killed 3 persons since then and he is still participating in the Seaworld shows. I, obviously, will talk more about him and the documentary on the blog.

Captive orcas and dolphins are marine mammals who, in the majority of the cases, experienced the same thing: they were captured from their natural environment to live in tanks and perform tricks in front of a public. They are forced to perform in exchange of food, and they often are drugged to support the effects of captivity on them. A lot of testimonies are showing up (trainers, trainees,  scientists) that confirm this sad reality.

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