Shared by Suzz Cromwell –
It’s rare that a film inspires me to truly learn more about its topic, let alone take action or encourage others to do the same. But this one has, primarily because of the passion and perseverance of the filmmakers and activists involved in the struggle. And of course, because it is so heinous and unbelievable.
If you have not seen this year’s Academy Award-winning documentary The Cove, it might be because of its difficult subject matter. It’s a descent into madness as well as utter sadness, and its images of violence are impossible to shake. But in my estimation, it is a powerful, necessary film. If you HAVE seen The Cove, then hopefully you are keeping up to date with the film’s impact in Japan and around the world. I encourage you, as difficult as it might be, to see the film and educate yourself on the humanitarian campaign to halt the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of dolphins in Taiji, Japan.
The fight to shut down the cove is ongoing and is one of the many causes found on Take Part’s social cause website — learn more about The Cove on Take Part at www.takepart.com/thecove. The filmmakers have made the entire film available for digital download and it will be televised for the first time on Animal Planet on August 29. A new Animal Planet mini series “Blood Dolphins” is set to premiere on August 27 which follows the Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS) and activist Richard O’Barry as they continue their work at the cove (read the official Animal Planet press release HERE).
Thanks, everyone, for taking the time to read this — as you can see, this film has made a deep impact on me. How fortunate we are to have cinema that educates us and brings us closer to events and struggles around the world.
View the official trailer for The Cove: