Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Cove (2009)

For those of you in the UK and Ireland, a reminder to you that on More4 tonight as part of their True Stories feature they are showing the Oscar award winning film The Cove at 10pm. I urge you to watch it if you can and tell your friends and family to do the same. You'll never venture into a Seaworld again. It is one of the most profound and heart-rending films I have seen all year, everyone I've recommended it to has been touched by it and subsequently shown their families.

In short, The Cove follows renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry (of Flipper fame) and his team of activists in their efforts to capture and record evidence of mass dolphin slaughter and its subsequent impact on human health in the small coastal Japanese town of Taijii. The obstacles, denial and ignorance they face are unbelievable in this day and age.

Even if you can't watch it on television, rent it out from your local dvd store. It will open your eyes.

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