Rated PG-13 · 94 minutes · 2009

In Taiji, Japan, local fishermen hide a gruesome secret: the capture and slaughter of dolphins. Activist Ric O'Barry, who trained dolphins for the "Flipper" TV series, joins forces with filmmaker Louis Psihoyos and the Ocean Preservation Society to expose the brutal practice, risking life and limb in the process.
Official Site: www.takepart.com/thecove
Director: Louie Psihoyos
Writer: Mark Monroe


The Cove


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Portland Mercury Free Flipper The Cove is a powerfully affecting look at the dolphin industry. by Alison Hallett 08/06/2009
The Coast Halifax The Cove's revelations shock by Hillary Titley 09/10/2009
Charleston City Paper The Cove is a thrilling, but ultimately depressing, documentary about dolphin slaughter Prone to despair about the state of the world? The Cove could send you spiraling into a deep funk about the endless damage humankind is visiting upon the planet. Our oceans are being fished-out, chemicals render much of the food we do catch toxic, and greedy governments often favor profit over the environment. The Cove is about a lot of things, but at its most basic, it is about the determined, often brave efforts of a team of extreme activists to expose the dolphin slaughter that happens each year in the Japanese coastal village of Taiji. by Felicia Feaster 08/19/2009

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