From Chris Garland
The Cove (DVD)
Part espionage, part environmental thriller, The Cove is the
documentary record of Ric O’Barry’s quest to stop the slaughter of
dolphins in a remote cove in Japan. O’Barry (a former dolphin trainer on
the show Flipper) is seeking redemption for his part in creating the
concept of captive dolphins as entertainment in aquariums around the
world. Through his work with dolphins, he realized that these deeply
sensitive, highly intelligent and self aware creatures must not be
subjected to captivity, nor be slaughtered for school lunch programs.
Aside from the obvious humanitarian reasons, dolphin meat is high in
mercury and detrimental to the health of young school children. He has
made it his life’s work to stop this practice. O’Barry is joined by
filmmaker Louie Psihoyos and the Ocean Preservation Society in a
clandestine mission to expose the truth about the secret doings at the
remote hidden cove.