This 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.
When Two Species Collide in the Icy Waters of Puget Sound a Storm of Epic Proportions is Unleashed. Man 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 Miami’s biggest performer.
Lolita: 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 John Crowe.