Mark Berman’s Legacy with Keiko the Orca will Live On! Associate Director of the Free Willy Foundation Passes away suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday May 16 2016 http://www.keikotheuntoldstory.com/free-willy-movie-earth-…/ http://www.keikotheuntoldstory.com/mark-berman-associate-d…/ To All Our Friends: We sadly write to inform you that our friend and colleague Mark Berman died on May 13th. You may already have heard […]
Dear Wayne, My name is Theresa Demarest and I am the independent filmmaker for the Award Winning Documentary ‘Keiko The Untold Story of the Star of Free Willy‘. I am writing to you to encourage you to see our film. This is so easy to do now that the film is available on VOD Amazon, […]
THE FREE WILLY KEIKO FOUNDATION AND EARTH ISLAND INSTITUTE DISPUTE CLAIMS IN PBS NEWS HOUR STORY ABOUT DEATH OF KEIKO THE WHALE Recent story claims that the “Free Willy” star died alone after a year of freedom while facts show he survived for five years following his release BERKELEY, CA…February 2, 2015 – A recent […]
Documentary Keiko the Untold Story of the Star of Free Willy Acquired by Discovery Channel for Europe, Latin America and the Middle East December 15, 2014……Discovery Channel UK and Joshua Records, LLC have inked a deal on Theresa Demarest’s award-winning documentary film Keiko the Untold Story of the Star of Free Willy. The pan-territory […]
The Award Winning Documentary, Keiko The Untold Story of the Star of Free Willy, is now available for educational streaming to classrooms with Core Curriculum, and for Public community screening licensing to colleges, schools K-12, Public Libraries, Non-Profits and Government, and Public Libraries, throughout the USA and Canada through our educational Distributor Collective Eye Films. […]
All too often, Keiko’s release from captivity has been cited by the media and the marine park captive industry as a failed project, and given as the reason other captive orcas should not be released. BlackFish brought unprecidented attention to the plight of marine mammal captivity. The Award Winning Documentary Keiko The Untold Story of […]
The Orca welfare and Safety Act is a new bill being pushed in California that would make it illegal to “hold in captivity, or use, a wild-caught or captive-bred orca for performance or entertainment purposes.” The bill would also prohibit artificial insemination of captive killer whales in California and block the import of orcas or […]
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The Problem and the Solution to Marine Mammal Captivity With the recent release of the documentary film Blackfish, by filmmaker Gabriela Cowperthwaite, and David Kirby’s book, Death at SeaWorld, the time is right for the highly profitable marine park industry to re-evaluate the manner in which it earns money — having captive killer whales perform […]
1. Currently there are forty six captive killer whales world wide. Some of them were captured from the ocean, others were born in captivity. 2. With the goal of releasing these orcas from captivity, many divergent groups have formed , with each disparate group seeking the rescue, rehabilitation and release of an individual […]