About The Film

The Cove

Directed by Louie Psihoyos

The Cove begins in Taiji, Japan, where former dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry has come to set things right after a long search for redemption. In the 1960s, it was O'Barry who captured and trained the 5 dolphins who played the title character in the international television sensation "Flipper." But in a remote, glistening cove, surrounded by barbed wire and "Keep Out" signs, lies a dark reality. The nature of what the Taiji fisherman do is so chilling -- and the consequences are so dangerous to human health -- they will go to great lengths to halt anyone from seeing it. The Cove tells the amazing true story of how an elite team of activists, filmmakers, and freedivers embarked on a covert mission to penetrate this hidden and deadly cove. Directed by Louie Psihoyos, written by Mark Monroe, and produced by Paula DuPre Pesman and Fisher Stevens.

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