Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Louie Psihoyos

The Cove (2009), by Louie Psihoyos, documents the hidden slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, Japan. The film has the verve of a cloak-and-dagger thriller, with Psihoyos assembling a crack team of divers, cameramen, and technicians to investigate and record the senseless killings. The story's antagonists are pro-whaling bureaucrats and angry local fishermen. Tireless activist Ric O'Barry (black and white still, in his earlier days) provides the moral center to a riveting film.
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