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Film "BLACKFISH" 2013-09-30 19:15:00
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BLACKFISH

Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite    USA, 2013, 84 minutes; PG

"IF YOU SEE ONE DOCUMENTARY THIS YEAR, MAKE IT ‘BLACKFISH’!” –The Hollywood News

“ONE OF THE BEST FILMS OF 2013 SO FAR!” –Awards Daily

“FIVE STARS!  A MUST-SEE!” –Daily Mirror  

“Blackfish” is the first film since “Grizzly Man” to show how nature can get revenge on man when pushed to its limits.

A mesmerizing psychological thriller with a bruised and battered killer whale at its center, “Blackfish” launches a direct attack on the practice of keeping marine mammals in captivity. Righteous, captivating and entirely successful as single-issue-focused documentaries go, Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s film draws on startling video footage and testimonies from former orca trainers, building an authoritative argument on behalf of this majestic species. A powerful educational tool.

The protagonist of “Blackfish” is Tilikum, a 12,000-pound bull orca that has caused the deaths of three people in his 20-odd years as a theme-park attraction. The most recent victim was Dawn Brancheau, an experienced Sea World trainer whose February 2010 death is presented as a human tragedy that could have been prevented.

Cowperthwaite interviews numerous ex-trainers. Another key source is whale researcher-activist Howard Garrett. The film then builds a compelling psychological profile of Tilikum, who, after being captured in 1983, was held at a now-defunct Canadian theme park called Sealand of the Pacific. There, he was subjected to uniquely abusive training techniques. Tilikum’s first human victim was a young Sealand trainer, Keltie Byrne, who slipped into the tank, was attacked by the three whales, and eventually drowned.

Tilikum was transferred to Sea World Orlando in 1992, and the film suggests not only that his traumas and anxieties followed him there, but also that the park failed to conduct a proper inquiry into the violent history of its prize acquisition. Unsurprisingly, no Sea World representatives were willing to be interviewed. –Variety

Related Website http://www.cinecenta.com
Location Student Union
production
Times 19:15:00 to 20:40:00
21:00:00 to 22:25:00
Pricing

 

UVSS Students: $5.75

SPECIAL FOR UVSS STUDENTS - 9pm shows (or later): $3.75

Seniors (65 & over), Children (12 & under): $5.75

Other Students: $6.75

Cinemagic Members: $6.75

Uvic Alumni, Faculty, Staff & their guests (1 only): $6.75

Non-members: $7.75

MATINEES all seats: $4.75

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsor CINECENTA
721-8365
office@cinecenta.com
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Other Climate Change: Implications for British Columbia The state of the science from the IPCC 5th Assessment Report: a public briefing 2013-09-30 10:00:00
Description

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a UN Body, is releasing the first of three major reports on climate change on September 27th, it's first comprehensive reports since 2007. The first report, Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis, is the culmination of work of 259 authors from 39 countries. Leading BC climate scientists and senior contributors to the report will make sense of the IPCC assessment process, what is new in climate science and the implications for BC.

Join us to learn the state of climate science—why and how the climate has changed and how it could change in the future—and what it all means for BC. There will be plenty of time for questions from the audience; the public and media are welcome.

The event is sponsored by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions and the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium.

For more information:
IPCC Working Group 1: www.climatechange2013.org

 

Related Website http://www.pacificclimate.org/news-and-events/events/climate-change-implications-british-columbia-state-science-ipcc-5th-assessment-report-public
Location Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings St. Vancouver, BC
Times 10:00:00 to 11:30:00
Pricing

Free. 

Sponsor Shelley Ma
pcicadm@uvic.ca
Attachment cal_1_event_92180_IPCC Vancouver 2013.pdf
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Music Graduating Recital: Eileen Liu, piano 2013-09-30 20:00:00
Description

Eileen Liu presents her Bachelor of Music graduating recital for piano.

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Location MACLAURIN BUILDING
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, Rm B125
Times 20:00:00 to 21:30:00
Pricing

Free admission

Sponsor School of Music
250-721-8634
concert@uvic.ca
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Exhibit Ever Shoot An Indian? 2013-09-30 10:00:00
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Nicholas Galanin, former Audain Professor of Contemporary Art of the Pacific Northwest (2013), presents four short films exploring issues around contemporary indigenous identity. Note: closed Sat-Sun.  



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Related Website http://finearts.uvic.ca/visualarts/
Location VISUAL ARTS BUILDING
Audain Gallery
Times 10:00:00 to 17:00:00
Pricing

Free

Sponsor John Threlfall
250-721-6222
johnt@uvic.ca
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Lecture/Seminar Sub-tidal Invertebrate Fouling Communities of the British Columbian Coast 2013-09-30 19:30:00
Description

 

Marine Night 
 
Heidi Gartner, the Invertebrate Collection Manager at the Royal BC Museum since the summer of 2012, will present key findings, with a focus on introduced species, from her Master’s research studying invertebrate, fouling communities of the BC coast. Heidi will also provide a brief overview of the invertebrate collection as well as on-going projects and research at the Royal BC Museum.
Related Website http://www.vicnhs.bc.ca/calendar.html
Location FRASER BUILDING
159
Times 19:30:00 to 21:30:00
Pricing

Free talk. Everyone is welcome.

Sponsor Darren Copley, Biology Dept.
250-479-6622
dccopley@telus.net
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