2010 Oscar-Winning Documentary Screening “The Cove” | Half Moon Bay
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The Cove is a documentary about a group of environmental activists attempting to expose the dark underside of the annual dolphin roundup in Japan. Tourists flock to Taiji, the little town that hosts the roundup, to see where so many of the worlds performing dolphins come from. What they are not told is that the vast majority of corralled dolphins end up as mercury-laden “whale meat” in Japanese school lunches.
The Japanese government and leaders of Taiji did everything they could to keep the story of the Cove of hidden. The filmmakers responded with over-the-barbed-wire daring do, utilizing disguises and state-of-the-art spy techniques to get the footage they wanted.
“The Cove plays like the James Bond version of an environmental documentary. Quite simply one of the year’s best movies.” Peter Howell, Toronto Star
Rated PG 13 for disturbing content
Friday June 25, 2010 at 8:00 pm
No charge for this screening
United Methodist Church Classroom
77 Miramontes, Half Moon Bay
The Cove (92 minutes)
2010 Academy Award – Best Documentary Feature
2009 Sundance Film Festival – Audience Award
Tags: Academy award winning film, dolphins, environmental, Free
Categories: Movies, Peninsula