Lolita: Slave to Entertainment (DVD)
DIRECTED BY - Timothy Gorski
IndiePix Price: $19.95
RUNTIME - 56 minutes
RATING - Not Rated
YEAR - 2003
FORMAT - DVD Region All
A disturbing look into the dark secrets of the multi-billion dollar aquarium industry.
Lolita: Slave to Entertainment is an independent documentary about Miami's biggest performer Lolita: the killer whale on display at the Miami Seaquarium. Through rare interviews and undercover footage viewers are dragged into the dark secrets of the multi-billion-dollar marine theme park industry and the life of Lolita who's been caught in a net of lies for 3 decades.
- Marco Island Film Festival 2004 (Marco Island, USA)
- Arizona International Film Festival 2003 (Tucson, United States)
- Big Bear Lake International Film Festival 2003 (Big Bear Lake, United States)
- California Independent Film Festival 2003 (Livermore Valley, United States)
- Conscientious Projector Film Festival 2003 (Bainbridge, United States)
- EarthVision Environmental Film Festival 2003 (Santa Cruz, United States)
- Eclipse Film Festival 2003 (St George, United States)
- Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival 2003 (Fort Lauderdale, United States)
- Made in Miami Film Festival 2003 (Miami, United States)
- New Jersey International Film Festival 2003 (New Brunswick, New Jersey)
- Best Documentary (Winner)
2003 New Jersey International Film Festival (New Brunswick, New Jersey)
"LOLITA has opened our eyes..."
-Giulio Scalinger - Festival Director, Arizona Film Festival
Having watched Lolita - Slave to Entertainment, I can honestly say that this documentary has an outstanding value as a tool to educate the public to the controversial aspects of dolphin captivity that the billion-dollar dolphin captivity industry has tried to conceal for decades. I will recommend the documentary to anyone who is seeking a better understanding of the plight of captive dolphins and other whales worldwide.
-Helene O'Barry , Field Correspondent The Dolphin Project
Slave to Entertainment exemplifies clarity of message and high integrity, while providing engrossing entertainment. The graphics are sometimes heart-wrenching, sometimes hilarious.