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The Cove

(DVD - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Cove


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In a sleepy lagoon off the coast of Japan is a highly guarded secret. During the night, Taiji fishermen engage in an unseen hunt for thousands of dolphins. The work is so horrifying, the fishermen will stop at nothing to keep it hidden from the outside world. When a team of elite activists, filmmakers, and free-divers embark on a secret mission to penetrate their cover, the shocking discoveries they find there are just the tip of the iceberg.
Statement of Responsibility: Lionsgate ; Roadside Attractions; Participant Media ; Oceanic Preservation Society presents a Jim Clark production in association with Diamond Docs and Skyfish Films ; written by Mark Monroe ; executive producer, Jim Clark ; producers, Paula Dupré Pesmen, Fisher Stevens ; directed by Louie Psihoyos
Title: The cove
[videorecording]
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. :, Lions Gate Entertainment,, [2009]
Edition: Widescreen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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They've started this blood ritual again. The thing I don't get is that they insist that the hunt is traditional going back hundreds of years = why are they using motor boats? THAT is NOT traditional!

Report This Nov 27, 2013
  • Luddite rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

AMAZING!!

Report This Jun 04, 2013
  • amazongirl716 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Exciting, interesting, and extremely important...very, very well done!

Report This Feb 25, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Heart wrenching, shocking look at these defiant, disgusting BUTCHERS (literally and figuratively) performing horrible criminal acts against nature. I hope they can be stopped, AND I hope karma catches up with them in the end (and I am not a vindictive person). FIVE STARS.

Report This Dec 06, 2012
  • neonkc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

very very good

Report This Sep 11, 2012
  • lotusjennileigh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

PLEASE watch this and recommend it to everyone you know! We are fighting daily to get this atrocity ended but the ONLY way is with public support and pressure! Go to SaveJapanDolphins.org and seashepherd.org for more info. This year, since the start of the hunt, Sept 1st (2012) a pod of pilot whales has just been slaughtered and they now have two pods dolphins are looking for more, this hunt goes on til March so please help!

Report This Aug 12, 2012
  • spoonb3rri rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was recommended by my friends, and they all said that it was a good but very sad documentary

This movie was AMAZING. It was very emotional at certain times but it's the truth. Im glad my sister recomended this movie. :)

Report This Apr 29, 2012
  • bstudent rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

documentary - I don't know about all these groups and issues. It seems to me if they all consolidated and concentrated on one issue there would be a lot less emotion and a lot more results. It's almost distracting at times. However that being said, this is a good look into the Japanese culture and fishing, although this really isn't fishing so much. Hearding, capture (zoo) and slaughter (sushi for the elite?) It covers a small cove where this happens but little about the culture and history behind it and the Japanese involved are fierce. Have you ever had a hamburger at the auction barn or rodeo? Or a hotdog at the petting zoo? It appears really cruel and dolphins are very majestic mammals. 25K annually seems extensive and I don't know the middle ground. perhaps breading and release into the wild only to return etc...

Report This Mar 26, 2012
  • mjcuaycong rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Excellent documentary that brought to light a then-little-known issue. Credit to Ric O'Barry and the filmakers for their courage and tenacity despite incredible resistance. As the film states, they just touched the tip of the iceberg and we must look to grass roots movements to affect any positive change. Governments and large organizations are not only ineffective, oftentimes they are part of the problem - with coverups and and allowing harmful and brutal practices to continue. Aside from the horrendous issue of dolphin slaughter, this film also points to an even larger problem - toxic levels of mercury in some of the most popular the fish we eat - tuna, halibut, sea bass. For those of us in Seattle, it is worth watching the Special Features section called Mercury Rising. It features Pike's Market, particularly the Fish Market.

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Report This Aug 12, 2012
  • spoonb3rri rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The Cove is a 2009 documentary film that analyzes and questions Japan's dolphin hunting culture. It was awarded the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2010

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Report This Aug 12, 2012
  • spoonb3rri rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If you aren't an activist you're an inactivist

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