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The Cove

We don’t usually deviate from our central theme of fly fishing, but once in a while something worthy comes up that makes us break the mould.

About a week ago the annual dolphin cull started in Taiji, Japan. For those of you not familiar with this dreadful event, check out The Cove. This documentary exposes the local fisherman, politicians and businessmen behind one of the modern worlds most disgraceful practices.

Academy Award® Winner for Best Documentary of 2009, THE COVE follows an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers as they embark on a covert mission to penetrate a remote and hidden cove in Taiji, Japan, shining a light on a dark and deadly secret. Utilizing state-of-the-art techniques, including hidden microphones and cameras in fake rocks, the team uncovers how this small seaside village serves as a horrifying microcosm of massive ecological crimes happening worldwide. The result is a provocative mix of investigative journalism, eco-adventure and arresting imagery, adding up to an unforgettable story that has inspired audiences worldwide to action.