'The Cove' & Japanese ignorance



Sometimes you forget just how important art can be. It can transcend all other things and provoke you in unimaginable & curious ways. Of course I'm not talking about Transformers 2- far from it. One of the best movies Ive seen all summer is a documentary about a dolphin slaughterhouse in Japan. Any Hollywood movie can have the biggest budget in the world but try to beat the guerrilla filmmaking thrills of Louie Psihoyos' The Cove- which ends the summer movie season on a glorious & important note. The fact that close to 23,000 dolphins are slaughtered every year at a remote cove near the isolated Taiji waters is appalling, what's even more appalling is the fact that nobody knows about it & just how dangerous it is to our societal welfare. Putting their lives on the line a team of trained rebels -including Richard O'Barry-manage to sneak cameras & mics into the restricted cove to uncover the brutality that happens there every day. Barry -who trained Flipper in the 60's- has regret and anger towards the bloodshed & does his bloodsoaked best to send out a message to the people. All were left with is its climax-a scene of startling brutality that has the power to provoke change & spark out the message. God Speed.
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Anonymous said...

You probably forgot the fact that Dolphins are psycopaths. Yup they are the only other animal known to man to kill for fun.

There's an old tradition in the Nordic isles that involves trapping and slaughtering of 100's of dolphins, for no other reason than tradition. Must be a reason why dolphins got it "so hard".

Fucking sneaky bastards.

Jordan Ruimy said...

I can't believe I forgot that fact. Thanks for pointing it out ;)) Now everything I've written and seen is thrown out in the dust.

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