DIRECTOR: Christine Caruso TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL 2023
United States | 85 | Christine Caruso | The CORKY documentary tells the story of Corky, an orca at SeaWorld San Diego. Corky has been in captivity for 53 years, and she is the world's longest-held captive orca. The film brings attention to how public sentiment about keeping orcas in captivity has changed and how public pressure led SeaWorld to end the breeding of their orcas. The film provides insight into the recent efforts for sea sanctuaries, some that are now in operation and others that are currently being planned, giving hope that Corky and other captive cetaceans can be returned to their natural ocean habitat.