Freitag, 18. September 2009
Winner of audience awards across the world, including Sundance, SilverDocs and Hot Docs, The Cove follows a team of activists and filmmakers as they infiltrate a heavily-guarded cove in Taiji, Japan. In this remote village they witness and document activities deliberately being hidden from the public: More than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises are being slaughtered each year and their meat, containing toxic levels of mercury, is being sold as food in Japan, often times labeled as whale meat.
The majority of the world is not aware this is happening. The Taiji cove is blocked off from the public. Cameras are not allowed inside and the media does not cover the story. It's critical that we get the word out in Japan. It's critical that we get the word out—everywhere. We believe that once the Japanese people know, they will demand change.http://www.thecovemovie.com/
Five things you gan do: http://www.takepart.com/thecove/
Whale and dolphin watching and more... On our typical island fishing boat which is called a "chavelha", you will be able to learn more about the fishermen's culture and the art of traditional fishing. http://www.lobosonda.com/
Established in 1988 by Trish & Wally Franklin, The Oceania Project is a non-profit research organization dedicated to the conservation and protection of whales, dolphins and the oceans. http://www.iwhales.org
Certification of Sustainable Seafood from Fisheries and Aquaculture http://www.friendofthesea.org/