Friday, July 31, 2009

A must see documentary: "The Cove"


Without a doubt one of the best films of the year is "The Cove." (Variety's review is here.) I interviewed the film's protagonist and famed dolphin activist Ric O'Barry recently. Growing up in Miami, I spent many hours at the Seaquarium where O'Barry worked training dolphins. In fact, he helped train the first orca in captivity. He's since had a major change of heart after holding the original "Flipper" dolphin (named Kathy BTW) as she died in his arms. "The Cove" follows O'Barry as he targets a terrible dolphin capture and slaughter in the small seaside village of Taiji, Japan. Without giving too much away, the documentary is structured like a thriller and covers O'Barry and a team of activists as they work to expose the dolphins' plight.
Don’t miss “The Cove!”

3 comments:

James and Heather said...

Sounds great! Can't wait to see the film...

Pat said...

Sort of ironic that your Google ads are for swimming with dolphins at that same aquarium.

Kathy A. McDonald said...

So much for targeted marketing; movie is about freeing the dolphins from those places--ironic indeed.