The Cove

20 Oct 10

Director: Louie Psihoyos



91 min

This Oscar-winning exposé of the shocking methods behind a highly lucrative dolphin entertainment industry plays out more like a thriller than a documentary. Now an activist working tirelessly for his cause, Richard O’Barry, formerly trainer of TV icon Flipper, leads the filmmakers as they plan their clandestine operations. Evading high security, they hide microphones and high definition cameras in fake rocks to reveal how a small seaside village in Japan is a microcosm of horrifying ecological crimes happening all over the world. With the tension and thrills of a Bond movie, Louie Psihoyos blends hard facts and scientific reason with chilling effect.