“Blackfish” Creator Surprised by SeaWorld Changes

It should have been fun – sitting in the Splash Zone at SeaWorld’s Shamu stadium with her two sons, watching killer whales perform impressive tricks. Instead, Gabriela Cowperthwaite felt a pit in her stomach. Seeing whales up-close in captivity made her uneasy. So she began looking into the theme park, working on a documentary called “Blackfish” – a 2013 film that would ultimately shift the way the public viewed the multibillion-dollar corporation too.