Title: The Cove
Author: SOCSCI DVD COV / PG-13
I just watched a documentary called The Cove, which was very accurately described as “The Bourne Identity meets Flipper.” It absolutely blew my mind—even my husband, who tends to roll his eyes at SAVE THE WORLD-type movies, thought this was a good one, probably because it wasn’t just “Save the animals!” it was also “Save the children of Japan from mercury poisoning!” Very good, very sad, very awesome.
-Monica at KDL’s Wyoming branch
In a sleepy lagoon off the coast of Japan, behind a wall of barbed wire and “Keep Out” signs, lies a shocking secret. It is here, under cover of night, that the fishermen of Taiji engage in an unseen hunt for thousands of dolphins. The nature of the work is so horrifying, a few desperate men will stop at nothing to keep it hidden from the world. But when an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers embark on a covert mission to penetrate the cove, they discover that the shocking atrocities they find there are just the tip of the iceberg.