Director: Louie Psihoyos Written by: Mark Monroe Starring: Ric O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Mandie-Rae Cruickshank, Kirk Krack Time: 90min Age Restriction: 10VM
The Cove is a disturbing and suspenseful documentary about the annual slaughter of thousands of dolphins in Japan.
The Cove was put together by Louie Psihoyos, a former National Geographic photographer and Ric O'Barry, the dolphin trainer of the popular '70's Flipper television series. After gaining many years worth of first-hand experience with dolphins, Ric knows for a fact that these wild animals suffer in captivity and he feels responsible for the cruelty against them. He now dedicates his life to saving dolphins.
In The Cove, he and a team of surfers, divers, scientists and activists work to uncover and stop the secret slaughter of 23 000 dolphins every year in a bay off the coast of Taiji, a small town in Japan.
A riveting and provocative documentary, The Cove is life-changing and shocking. Besides being one of the most important documentaries ever, it is also an expertly-made film.
See The Cove not only for its revelations of animal cruelty, but also for an insight into some of the amazing creatures we share our world with.
After watching The Cove, you will feel a conviction to make a difference – and you can. Visit these websites for more information about what you can do: