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‘The Cove’ Wins Oscar for Best Documentary! by christine
March 14, 2010, 12:27 pm
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The Cove won the Oscar for Best Documentary for 2009!

Directed by National Geographic photographer Louie Psihoyo, this documentary spotlights the shocking ritual herding and slaughter of thousands of bottlenose dolphins in the town of Taiji, Japan. The migrating dolphins are herded into a cover where they are netted and stabbed to death with spears so that their meat can be sold as food. A few are spared, in some sense, and sold off to aquariums to spend a dismal life in captivity preforming in water shows. The Cove follows former dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry (“Flipper”) on his quest to uncover this brutal practice and bring it to the public’s attention.

ARC will be showing The Cove during our work party next Wednesday, from 6-10pm in Hanover Hall!

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