Have you seen The Cove yet?
Many people have told me they’re avoiding this film because they don’t want to witness the horrific slaughter of wild dolphins. I don’t blame them; but the point is that this is a true story about a brutal practice, and the more of us that understand how dolphins are treated in the world and how they become slaves for huge profit-making dolphinariums, the sooner we will be able to halt the practice. It’s an important film to see, and it’s not filled with massacre scenes that will make you cry. It is the story of former Flipper trainer Ric O’Barry’s tireless, decades-long fight against our exploitation of dolphins. The Cove and O’Barry’s work have resulted in many successes in the fight to free dolphins. Learn about this work and join the dolphin protection brigade! Last chance to see the film at The Hipp on Wednesday, then watch O’Barry on TV Thanksgiving Day:
The Cove At The Hippodrome November 20th – November 25th:
Dear Dolphin Savers,
I hope you will tune in this Thursday (Thanksgiving Day) to Larry King on CNN, 9 PM Eastern / 6 PM Pacific. Actor Ben Stiller and I will be Larry’s special guests to talk about the Save Japan Dolphins Campaign.
This is a real thrill for me, and a crucial way to spread the word. CNN will be broadcasting this story in 122 countries!
Also, The Cove movie has made the short list of 15 films being considered for an Oscar nomination
Audience Award-Documentary, Sundance Film Festival
Documentary Award-Feature, Galway Film Fleadh
Best Documentary, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
Audience Award-Best Feature, Best Storytelling in a Documentary, Nantucket Film Festival
Best Documentary, Newport Beach Film Festival
Best Documentary, Seattle International Film Festival
Audience Award-Feature, Silverdocs Documentary Festival
Best Documentary, Sydney Film Festival
Director’s Award for Cinematography, Woods Hole Film Festival
“There are many documentaries angry about the human destruction of the planetary peace. This is one of the very best — a certain Oscar nominee.” — Roger Ebert
“What’s so remarkable about Louie Psihoyos’ documentary The Cove isn’t just that it’s a powerful work of agitprop that’s going to have you sending furious e-mails to the Japanese Embassy on your way out of the theater. That’s definitely true, but the effectiveness of The Cove also comes from its explosive cinematic craft, its surprising good humor and its pure excitement.” — Salon.com
“Like the director’s cover story, the movie is a Trojan horse: an exceptionally well-made documentary that unfolds like a spy thriller, complete with bugged hotel rooms, clandestine derring-do and mysterious men in gray flannel suits.” — NY Times