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Plot: Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health. Runtime: 92 mins Release Date: 19 Aug 2009
The tin-foil-hat-wearing hypocrites are out in force (by bushido79)
One-sided? Yes. Superbly crafted? Most certainly. A practical joke or fantastically manufactured lie? Despite what many of the conspiracy theorists here would tell you, no, it is not.The campaigning elements of the film may not sit well with some people, but the facts are the facts, and there's simply no denying the emotional impact this film has. It is a prime example of constructed film-making with an overt agenda, filled with elements that at time make it feel like a heist movie or spy thriller.Having said that, there's no doubting just how real the horrors are. The annual <more>
slaughter of thousands of dolphins in an isolated cove near Taiji is sickening, heart-wrenching and unnecessary. After select dolphins are taken for the world's aquariums, the rest are left for brutal and barbaric butchering. I for one appreciate the risks taken by the film makers in attempting to get this story out, and I would place good money on this documentary being a front-runner for next year's Oscars.One of the marks of a powerful documentary is the response it generates from the hordes of nay Sayers. Some of the absurdly laughable comments listed here on IMDb are begging to be called out and exposed for the pathetic lies that they are.Conspiracy theory/lie no.1: The premise of dolphins being slaughtered en masse in Taiji is a complete fabrication.This belongs in the same volume of crackpot collections as those who deny the dangers of global warming. It is indeed real, and there is a plethora of information available to anyone with 3rd grade research skills. An article by Minoru Matsutani appeared in the Japan Times on Sept 23rd this year covering the issues raised in The Cove. The practice of mass dolphin slaying is indeed confirmed.Falsehood no.2: That the scenes from Taiji's infamous cove were in fact filmed in Ottawa.People will fabricate lies without any thought of at least giving the lie some credibility. There is no evidence to support this ridiculous claim. And having personally travelled along the east coast of Honshu in 2001, I can tell you that this is indeed filmed in Taiji.Falsehood no.3: Dolphins are not native to Japan.Wrong. Dead wrong. Bottlenose dolphins, for one, inhabit all warm temperate seas worldwide – including Japan. In fact, Mikura Island has a permanent colony of bottlenose dolphins.I'm utterly delighted that this film is stirring up so much emotion, as this is exactly what is needed to spark change. Most people in Japan aren't even aware of this atrocity, and had it not been for this film, I seriously doubt many of them would have ever known.
Enough has been said about this excellent documentary, but I wanted to comment on the negative responses, some of which are posted here and which also can be read on the message board. If you have not seen this movie, DON'T PAY ANY ATTENTION to the moronic comments, view this film and judge for yourself. If you are an intelligent, caring person, concerned about the environment and the animals, you must see this documentary. The film was made with great risks involved and all who took part in making it have to be commended for their courage and desire to show the truth. I saw the film <more>
several days ago and I cannot get it out of my head. It is the most disturbing film I have seen since "The Witness" not to be confused with the one starring Harrison Ford . When I saw the movie, the theatre was practically empty, and that was disappointing because people should be made aware of the horrors documented in this film.
It saddens me to watch The Cove, because unless your heart is made of stone, it's unlikely not to become unaffected by it, when it shows how evil man can be. It also boggles the mind when you mull over whether the perpetrators know exactly what they're doing in committing such atrocities, that extinction of species boil down to those who are indifferent, inhumane, and corrupted by the smell of profits that highlights Man's propensity for destruction. To claim superiority over another by explanation of the preservation of culture, is bullshit at best, and it just shows how <more>
consciously ignorant we can sometimes get due to either lack of understanding, or just simply refusing to change incorrect mindsets.I'm sure many of us will agree that dolphins are very beautiful water-based mammals, and the lucky few who have gotten to chance upon them in their natural habitat will attest to the fact that it's awe-inspiring to have seen them in action. From time to time we read about the heroic nature of our mammal counterparts in saving human lives, so what would warrant such untold cruelties toward those blessed by Nature with a smile and an extremely gentle, docile nature, or cursed as the filmmakers would say, because they are unable to project outwardly their feelings of pain, sadness and betrayal by humankind?Director Louie Psihoyos had crafted an incredible documentary which isn't just another save- this-species film, or just another wildlife conservation flick. Somehow, The Cove stands above those that I've seen which have run along those lines, in that it contains footages that the team had managed to wrangle out in a quest for the truth. It contains scenes of murder most foul, which will start again in the month of September, unless people around the world make some noise beyond puppet worldwide organizations fueled by corrupt bureaucrats bent on smug thinking that half-baked nonsensical answers can keep the truth under wraps.What also added that emotional weight to the film, is the inclusion of Richard O'Barry, who could be infamously credited with sparking the interest in dolphin-aquariums and shows around the world, simply because of his involvement in the Flipper television series, where he had responsibility in capturing and training 5 dolphins used for that successful series, and henceforth spawned an industry of sorts where dolphins are captured en masse by confusing them and leading them into man-made traps, then allowing trainers around the world to come and choose those with potential. Think of it like the slave trade which we have abhorred, but now transferred to the animal kingdom, with a murderous act of slaughtering thousands of those which don't make the theme-park cut. Who are we to decide those that cannot entertain, only deserves to be chopped up in cold blood for the supermarkets?O'Barry is now an activist set on releasing every dolphin in captivity, but only because of a personal, profound loss of a dolphin in his arms that have jolted him into action. He's quite forthright in his interviews, and his transformation as explained is nothing less than heart- wrenching. His crusade led him to Taiji, Japan, which is the source of the trade, with over- zealous Japanese fishermen bordering on counter-surveillance, muscling in on local police influence, to try and keep O'Barry at bay from interrupting their profitable trade, and of course putting a dampener on O'Barry's search for redemption.Most of the film then centered on the filmmakers and their assembling of a few good men and women with specific skill sets, such as free-diving and prop-making, acoustics experts to covert camera operations, in an attempt to expose the truth from The Cove, an area designed by natural geography and exploited by the fishermen to perform their most heinous acts. It's akin to a heist movie with intense preparation work and danger lurking around every corner, but the images obtained are nothing less than shocking – the indiscriminate slaughter without remorse and plenty of laughter, a very affecting sea waters filled with red from the bloodbath, and frenetic cries for help and unsuccessful flight from death. It'll make the most stoic of men, shed tears.The film also had touched upon another aspect of how Man is offending Nature through our polluting ways, but Psihoyos deftly included that portion in because it's also related, but never letting it detract its focus from the main story. While dolphin meat doesn't appeal, being slyly packaged as something else is nothing less than cheating. Also, the high levels of mercury found in the meat not only endangers whoever is putting it on their dinner plate, but just emphasizes the entire polluted food chain with the fact that we are the #1 pollutants on this planet, and poisoning of marine life, or rapid consumption of food from the sea, is something that will impact us in time to come very soon, unless we wake up.One of the world's most intelligent creatures getting slaughtered indiscriminately, and you can do something about it. Undoubtedly as a film this is very well made, and have received countless of accolades, but if audiences were to stop at this point then nothing will change and everything will be lost, starting from the efforts from the activists. This film is set to break into my top films of the year as well, but even that rings hollow.What we can do, at the very least, is to vote with our wallet. Make some noise, talk about it, spread the word and get people go watch the film, and take affirmative action. With demand and attendances to sea-world-like or dolphin theme parks come crashing down because we choose not to patronize them, then demand for dolphins to perform at these locations will no longer be viable.
Something tells me that this heartbreaking documentary is going to stay with me for a long, long time. This movie depicts in painful detail the horrors of dolphin fishing yes, you heard me right which has been occurring for a long time in a secretive place called Taiji in Japan. How secretive? Even the common Japanese do not know that it is taking place in their country. The film takes its time in unfolding the horrors and conspiracy layer by layer and ends with a bang. It plays out like a suspense thriller but is far more effective than any suspense thrillers because this takes place in <more>
real life. I certainly will do my best to promote it to the others and support the cause. The direction is fantastic and several underwater shots seem to be taken right off Earth or National Geographic, which looks great on the big screen. This documentary has been made by activists that have been crying out loud to deaf ears for the past three decades. I am certain that this is not the last we will hear of it. This film should certainly make an impact and change a few things in the world.
Powerful, disturbing and will make you want to take action (by animalz619)
Words can hardly describe how powerful this documentary is, and the lengths to which human cruelty can extend to. Louie Psihoyos and his team infiltrate a secret cove near Taiji, Japan and expose a brutal instance of animal cruelty. This film opens your eyes to the truly devastating fates of thousands of dolphins, who are slaughtered without remorse.Being an animal lover, and my dream to become a zoologist, this film has really inspired me to be active and do whatever necessary to protect the beauty of our planet. Alongside Ric O Barry, Psihoyos is able to clearly point out the error of these <more>
marvelous creatures in captivity, and how they deserve to be free, just like any other creature.If you are one of those people that see my ways, then you'll be affected deeply too to take action. Forget the damn critics, this isn't a Hollywood blockbuster, this is a way of life for us and what we've become...what we've turned into.Support the cause to stop this.
They are self-aware like humans are self-aware. (by lastliberal)
Winning almost every award it was nominated for, including the Sundance Audience Award, this film tells the tale of dolphin abuse throughout the world, but especially in Japan.If you love dolphins, as I do, this film will bring tears to your eyes. You will find all those dolphins you love are not happy. You will find out what happens to the thousands that are not selected by dolphinariums. You will find out the extreme measures Japan takes to make sure you never see this film.But, due to the incredible work of some dedicated individuals, you are seeing what happens in The Cove.It is not an <more>
easy film to watch. I had to pause it and leave the house several times during the film. But anyone who cares about these creatures must watch it.
Activists fight back against the slaughter of dolphins in what might be the best documentary of the year. Not an informal sit-down discussion, which was mostly what Food Inc was, this documentary shows activists fighting back against what they see as a horrible act, the annual slaughter of thousands of dolphins.One of the activists is Richard O'Barry who was the dolphin trainer who was on the show 'Flipper' in the 60s. He holds a lot of guilt and quite understandably for the spike of interest in dolphins and dolphin zoos like SeaWorld, Marineland etc. There are more dolphins in <more>
captivity today than ever before and many of them live in horrible conditions and end up dying prematurely.The dolphin slaughter in the movie happens in Japan in an isolated cove. A few are selected by dolphin shows all over the world, the rest are brutally slaughtered out of view of everyone. These activists aim to change that so the slaughter can stop.Very few people were actually aware of the slaughter outside of this town. The Japanese do enjoy some whale meats but most the small sample of urban Japanese are disgusted by the idea of eating dolphin. There could be an argument here that dolphins aren't any more special than other species we regularly eat except that dolphins contain 1000x times the safe amount of mercury. A fact that the Japanese government which subsidizes the slaughter does not let anyone know.The other fact is that dolphins do possess amazing intelligence and should be one species we don't fill out bellies with. There are enough animals out there for us to eat and we really should make an exception for some of the smartest animals out there.This is a great documentary. The activists are experienced and smart and recruit what they refer to as an "Oceans Eleven" of activists to capture the footage the Japanese government, fishermen and other groups.I'm a meat-eater but I think we should strive to eat less meat for the sake of the planet and probably for the sake of our own bodies. Eating dolphins strikes me as indulgent and disgusting.
My 305th Review: Oscar deserving documentary (by intelearts)
If the purpose of a documentary is to inform us about the world we live in then The Cove is a superb documentary. Great documentaries change your viewpoint, inform, entertain, and amaze.Some documentaries are immensely uncomfortable to watch but doing so is a revelation - The Cove does that.I have not seen a more powerful documentary about the environment.This should be obligatory viewing in all schools and should be seen by as many people as possible: it is powerful and above convincing - I left seeing no justification - economic, scientific, dietary, or zoological that negates or justifies <more>
the horrific pictures of mass slaughter - comparable to the White Man's slaughter of buffalo and elephants - it is meaningless exploitation of a natural sentient wonder.75% of the film explains the science - but it is the last 25% that impacts.This is my pick for the Oscar: there may be better made documentaries or even more "entertaining" ones but none that are so simply powerful as this this year.
Makes you think,pushes you to act...one of the most haunting Animal Right's films (by Shantanab-Lone-Voyager)
The movie Depicts Ric O'Barry,a famous dolphin-conservationist,and a retired dolphin-trainer someone may remember him from the series flipper taking on a perilous and covert operation with a bunch of top-notch scientists and adventurers to film the mass-slaughter of Dolphins in a secret cove in the coastal town of Taiji,Japan-where over 2000 dolphins are slaughtered annually...over 20,000 over whole Japan.The hunt is organized by local fishermen,backed by Japanese Fisheries Agency,who defend this yearly massacre as their Tradition,and JFA defends them by citing dolphin hunt as their only <more>
income source,and intend to continue sell of dolphin meat despite the high amount of mercury-content in the meat.The film interviews a large array of specialists including renowned toxicologists,marine environmentalist,DNA analysts to falsify the claims by JFA,how toxic level in dolphins exceed levels permitted by Agricultural Ministry and even the horrific Minamata disease safety limit,shows how Dolphin meat is falsely labeled to fool customers into paying more,and how popular dolphin-exhibitions actually fund this dolphin slaughter..it was an eye-opener.Although the film does not mention it,but Dolphin hunt is not a "tradition" in true sense too,as shown by historian Jun Morikawa in his acclaimed book "Whaling in Japan:Power,Politics and Diplomacy".I read it when I grew interested in the subject.The team uses state-of-the art equipments like night vision,heat-sensor camera's,underwater sonar-detectors,camouflaged cameras to record the most horrific scenes of mass-slaughter and present them for the World to see.The film makes it's viewers feel and share the pain of the innocent creatures..and makes them jump into action.I'm happy it won the Academy Awards,it was really the most deserving...