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Behind 'The Cove' (2015)

Negative media coverage on the never-ending whaling issue prompted first-time documentary filmmaker Keiko Yagi to find out more about the topic. With no budget, limited experience in ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
David Hance David Hance ... Himself
Katsunori Horihata Katsunori Horihata ... Himself
Joji Morishita Joji Morishita ... Himself
Hideki Moronuki Hideki Moronuki ... Himself
Richard O'Barry ... Himself
Louie Psihoyos ... Himself
Kazutaka Sangen Kazutaka Sangen ... Himself
Simon Wearne Simon Wearne ... Himself
Lars Wolloe Lars Wolloe ... Himself
Keiko Yagi Keiko Yagi ... Herself
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Negative media coverage on the never-ending whaling issue prompted first-time documentary filmmaker Keiko Yagi to find out more about the topic. With no budget, limited experience in filmmaking, no fluency in English, but armed with a video camera and a strong desire to find out about the truth of the matter on whaling, Yagi started her research. Written by Russell Goodall

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In January 2017, 'Behind 'The Cove'' was awarded as Best Educational Film in Calcutta International Cult Film Festival, in India. See more »

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Blatant Propaganda
2 September 2018 | by mina-76-915337See all my reviews

I've never before seen a film so unapologetic in its propaganda. It's like the whole thing was paid for by the Taiji government or something. The interviewer paints animal rights activists like horrible scary people set out to destroy a lovely little community, and then fills the rest of the time throwing soft ball questions to government officials, who give their government-approved hot takes, like "The only reason foreigners dislike dolphin slaughter is because white people are racist and too stupid to understand our deep and honored traditions (that started in 1969)!" and "Whale/dolphin meat is delicious and healthy, and should be eaten more in school lunches!"

The film was also shot in a very amateur way, and there were times where an interview was going on, and the subject's face was totally out of focus! This was truly one of the worst "documentaries" I've ever seen. A documentary is supposed to uncover a truth that is hidden, like "The Cove" did. This documentary actively worked to make people forget the truths uncovered and to stick their heads back into the sand.


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