Narrated by Dan Aykroyd (Ghostbusters, The Blues Brothers), Defend, Conserve, Protect, pits the marine conservation group, Sea Shepherd, against the Japanese whaling fleet, in an epic battle to defend the majestic Minke whales.
Set far from the eyes of the world in the most inhospitable environment on the planet, two opposing views fight for control. Neither is willing to back down. On one side, the so-called Japanese research fleet is openly commercially harvesting thousands of whales in the only international whale sanctuary in the world. On the other, the Sea Shepherd, a volunteer guerrilla navy funded by the citizens of the world. Defend - Conserve - Protect unfolds as three very distinct annual migrations take place in the cold and furious Southern Ocean; the illegal Japanese Commercial Whaling Fleet; the Sea Shepherd Anti-Whaling Fleet; and the whales. Despite the three vastly different reasons for undertaking these journeys, all are inexplicably entwined and can no longer be separated. This is the story of each group of travelers and how they come to battle for survival in the freezing waters of the Antarctic and what the future holds for each of them. At the helm of the Sea Shepherd is Captain Peter ...Written by
Paul Gerard Kennedy
Well-directed travelogue of an impressive fleet of anti-whaling ships out of Tasmania charging into the perilous Antarctic seas. The editing is as professional as the volunteer crew seem to be with immense care for safety precautions, international regulations, keeping the ship etc. Everything plays out well despite ups and downs, and although perhaps this is only for the converted green 'warrior', I couldn't help shed a tear near the beginning when a pod of dolphins escorted the Sea Shepherd fleet out to 'battle'. Dan Acroyd's narration offers metaphysical interludes that seem a bit detached from the action narrative and sort of mystified me.
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