‘The Cove’ Sent To Every Household In Japanese Fishing Village

MNN reports:

This time last year, producers of the “The Cove” were riding high after winning Best Documentary at the 2010 Academy Awards.

Directed by Louie Psihoyos and produced by Fisher Stevens and Paula DuPre Pesmen, the film shed dramatic light on the thousands of dolphins slaughtered each year in the Japanese fishing town of Taiji. “It has the breathless pace of a Bourne movie, but none of the comfort of fiction. This is documentary filmmaking at its most exciting and purposeful,” wrote Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers in a review.

This past weekend, residents of Taiji were able to give their own verdicts after a local activist group, called People Concerned for the Ocean, delivered a Japanese-dubbed copy of the film to each home. In partnership, the producers of “The Cove” also made a similar version available as a free stream on the official website.

Louie Psihoyos, Director of The Cove and founder of the non-profit Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS) said, “The people in Taiji deserve to know what millions of others around the world have learned about their town by seeing “The Cove”. Not only are the killings cruel, but the threat of dolphin meat poisoned with mercury is significant. We at OPS hope that when Japanese people watch this film in the safety of their own homes, they may see that a few fishermen’s profits have endangered their children’s health.”…

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  • GoodDoktorBad

    It seems that the Japanese eat a lot of seafood of all manner of strange variety. They do live on an island -so that explains that general trend.
    Could be this be the result of overfishing as I’ve heard about the waters around Japan? Are they running out of fish? Or is this more of a case of some ambitious fishermen who see dollar signs when they see anything that resembles food swimming in the water?

  • Anonymous

    It seems that the Japanese eat a lot of seafood of all manner of strange variety. They do live on an island -so that explains that general trend.
    Could be this be the result of overfishing as I’ve heard about the waters around Japan? Are they running out of fish? Or is this more of a case of some ambitious fishermen who see dollar signs when they see anything that resembles food swimming in the water?

  • Bud Bundy

    I doubt they have time to watch it in between sniffing vending machine panties and hentai marathons KAWAII~~~~ DESU

  • Bud Bundy

    I doubt they have time to watch it in between sniffing vending machine panties and hentai marathons KAWAII~~~~ DESU

  • Igiegeg

    worthy of another a bombing

  • Igiegeg

    worthy of another a bombing

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cees-Timmerman/1564999382 Cees Timmerman

    That or another backwards custom: “This brutal bloody slaughter (See Pics/Video Below) took place in the Faroe Islands, which belong to Denmark. To initiate into adulthood it is mandatory to kill a dolphin or a whale.” – http://www.politicalarticles.net/blog/2009/10/11/denmarks-gruesome-festival-mass-killing-of-whales-and-dolphins-to-prove-adulthood/

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