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"Shallow Water. Deep Secret."

The Cove is a must see documentary for anybody who loves wildlife and anybody who eats seafood. Aside from being an important and informational documentary, the movie also provides great drama and great mystery. The film revolves around Ric O'Barry, the man who trained dolphins on the television show Flipper, and one of the world's experts on the dolphin species. O'Barry once helped to cultivate the culture of fascination with dolphins and their presence in aquariums and theme parks all over the world. Now, O'Barry is rebelling against the world he helped create and is trying to stop the the trade of dolphins throughout the world.

O'Barry brings together a dedicated group of activists and sets his sights on a hidden cove in the tiny Japanese village of Taiji, where Japanese fisherman lure unsuspecting dolphins so that they may either be captured and sold to aquariums or viciously killed for their meat. The cove and all that goes on inside the cove are secretive, and so O'Barry must find a way to get video evidence of the dolphin slaughter to show to the world as proof. That is where the team of activists come in, as they must find a way past the tight security and the natural obscurity of the cove and get video cameras inside to tape the capturing and killing of the dolphins.

Along with O'Barry's desperate attempt to expose the horrific killing of dolphins, the documentary explores the history of our fascination with dolphins, the dolphin-human relationship, and the history of dolphins in the country of Japan, including their use as meat and the possibility of dolphin meat being tainted with potentially harmful toxins.

The Cove is a documentary that combines important historical and factual information with guerilla journalism. It has heroes, villains, drama, and a lot of suspense. Audiences will be captivated by the story, entertained by how it unfolds, and will leave thinking about all they've seen and the world they live in.

PG-13
| 2008 | 1 hr 30 min | 8.4/10 | 84/100
Cast
Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Hardy Jones, Michael Illiff
Studio
Roadside Attractions
Director
Louie Psihoyos
Language
English
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Also directed by Louie Psihoyos

Also starring Louie Psihoyos

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