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The Cove

Directed by: Louis Psihovos

92 minutes | PG-13


Saturday, January 8, 2011, 7pm - 9pm

Louis Psihovos' Academy Award winning documentary The Cove follows a group of activists, led by former dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, as they aim to infiltrate and document the dolphin hunting operations in Taiji, Japan. The film seeks to uncover the full extent of dolphin hunting in Taiji, and explore the ways in which issues of animal cruelty and exploitation come to a head in Japan. 

"The great strength of this documentary about the covert killing of wild dolphins in Japan is its aesthetic: artful edits, zippy music, even a few jokes. Radical stuff for an eco-documentary." - Catherine Shoard, Guardian 

"The Cove is a thriller in a classical sense. It's the first of these movies to tell a story with more than stock footage and on-camera interviews. It also smartly refracts a major ethical, ecological problem through the prism of guerrilla events." - Wesley Morris,  Boston Globe

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