Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Cove - Movie Review

The Cove (PG-13) 92 minutes B
The Secret Life of Japanese Fishermen

Starring Richard O'Barry Louis Psihoyos, Mandy Rae Cruikshank

The Cove won the 2009 Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and it's this year's favorite to win an Oscar for best documentary. This film is out on DVD but I recently saw it in the theatre so I am reviewing it as such...

This is an intriguing documentary about a team of activists who embark on a real life mission impossible to document and reveal the annual dolphin slaughter (and international dolphin capture and trade) operation in the Japanese town of Taiji.

The dolphin issue and subsequent mercury poisoning are highly important issues but even more fascinating here is the risk that these activist take to stand up for something they believe in.

Interesting and inspiring.

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