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THE FREE WILLY KEIKO FOUNDATION AND EARTH ISLAND INSTITUTE DISPUTE PBS CLAIMS

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 […]

KeikoDoc Acquired by Discovery Channel UK

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

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. […]

Blackfish Without Free Willy Keiko Misses the Point

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 […]

New Bill Following Blackfish Debate Proposes to Ban Orca Captivity

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 […]

Keiko Movie Makes a Splash Marking 20th Anniversary of Free Willy

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Blackfish and Keiko The Untold Story of the Star of Free Willy

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 […]