The Cove – Oscar Award Winner (‘Best Documentary’)

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The Cove exposes the slaughter of more than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises off the coast of Japan every year, and how their meat, containing toxic levels of mercury, is being sold as food in Japan and other parts of Asia, often labeled as whale meat. The majority of the world is not aware this is happening. The focus of the Social Action Campaign for The Cove is to create worldwide awareness of this annual practice as well as the dangers of eating seafood contaminated with mercury and to pressure those in power to put an end to the slaughter.

And it’s been working. The film has been making waves since it premiered last year. Critical praise and audience awards worldwide have focused international attention on Taiji and the annual dolphin drives off the coast of Japan. Under intense pressure, Taiji called for a temporary ban on killing bottlenose dolphins. The film, which was originally rejected, was shown at the Tokyo Film Festival due to public outcry. Residents in Taiji are being tested for mercury poisoning, and for the first time Japanese media are covering the issue.

Close to a million people have signed on to the campaign, but this is just the beginning. The fisherman are clearly rattled, but haven’t stopped killing dolphins.

The Cove Trailer

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The Cove (Amazon.com):

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In German: – Die Bucht – The Cove (Amazon.de)

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1 thought on “The Cove – Oscar Award Winner (‘Best Documentary’)

  1. I followed this when it first came out but have not forgot about it since…I’m 20 years old now, I was just a kid when i watched the flipper movies…

    This…I am almost at a loss for words…Truly great journalism here is what we need and I want the truth to be always portrayed for future generations…

    That aside..
    I have never in my life felt for animals as much as when I first saw the bloodied waters myself, it’s just disgusting…The world is indignant,and I can sympathize with these dolphins like I would a brother. They are part of this world and may even be smarter than humans..their brain to body mass ratio can more can attest for that.

    Please…if there is a god…let us have a breakthrough in the future where we can talk to these animals..and they can show us the horror of the mass murder that takes place…if any survived this..this is comparable to their Auschwitz for their future generations.

    Let this movie finally, be never forgotten like that camp, because it is the hallmark for what we humans are capable of, yet how much we can do to intervene and love that is which not us.

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