08 March 2010

Japanese dolphin hunt film ‘The Cove’ wins Oscar for Best Documentary


Congratulations to The Cove for winning Best Documentary at the Academy Awards. The Cove tells the tale of animal-rights activists tracking the annual killing of dolphins in a hidden cove in Taiji, Japan.

The film was directed by Louie Psihoyos, written by Mark Monroe, and produced by Fisher Stevens and Paula DuPré Pesmen. Using state-of-the-art technology, including underwater microphones and high definition cameras disguised as rocks, the team was able to infiltrate the small seaside village and expose the yearly dolphin massacre.

Following the big Oscar win, a message was posted to the film’s Twitter account, “The Cove wins an oscar!! Next stop, ending the slaughter.”

For more information about the film, visit thecovemovie.com or become a fan on Facebook. Those looking to stay in touch with campaign updates on their mobile phone may text DOLPHIN to 44144 – a message that was displayed by Ric O’ Barry during The Cove’s acceptance speech.

Watch the trailer:




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Photo Credit: The Cove