As you may have seen from our previous coverage, the film “Rust and Bone” is receiving flak from activists over its decision to film whales in captivity. Marion Cotillard, who plays a marine park trainer in the film, says the experience of working with the animals has convinced her that they deserve better.
“I’d rather see whales in their own environment and not in a swimming pool. I will never go back to a Sea World,” she shares.
She continues, “I really feel uncomfortable in these places, where animals are kept in captivity, so when I got there, I was really anxious, but then I had to do the job and I met these people who are passionate about what they do. I respect them but I will never understand.”
We have a first clip from the film below – and it you’ve ever somehow doubted the intelligence of these great creatures, this will change your mind. It’s a beautiful, haunting, and absolutely moving clip.
Wrote one commenter on our site yesterday, “I hope others think twice before boycotting the movie….perhaps watch it with friends and let it spark an intelligent conversation about the ethics of keeping these beautiful animals captive.”