International Marine Mammal Project.
The Cove, a documentary that follows the efforts of Ric O'Barry, International Marine Mammal Project, and the Save Japan Dolphins Coalition (Earth Island Institute, Elsa Nature Conservancy of Japan, Ocean Care, In Defense of Animals, Campaign Whale, and the Animal Welfare Institute) to stop the slaughter of dolphins and whales in Japan, has opened throughout North America to widespread critical acclaim. It is expected to open in Europe and other countries in October.
The Cove is an intense and inspiring film-going experience, and has received standing ovations in various film festival circuit theaters. It received the Audience Award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, and so far has garnered further Audience Awards at the Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto, the Newport Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Sydney International Film Festival, Nantucket Film Festival, as well as Best of Festival at the Blue Ocean Film Festival, and Best Documentary at Ireland's Galway Film Festival. MSNBC called The Cove "some of the most exciting filmmaking you'll see this year."
The Save Japan Dolphins Coalition needs your help to take advantage of the worldwide publicity and public support for dolphins and whales. We need continuing funding to make sure The Cove is properly publicized and seen in Japan, and to help grassroots Japanese groups fight the slaughter of dolphins and whales. To take action or make a donation, please visit: www.SaveJapanDolphins.org
You can listen to Ric O'Barry and The Cove director Louie Psihoyos on National Public Radio discussing the movie and the campaign for dolphins and whales at: www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=111366014.