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The Cove is a documentary that exposes the slaughter of dolphins that takes place every year in the Taiji National Park in Japan. The dolphins (around 23,000 every year) are made to become disorientated with noises and are then driven in large numbers to a small cove, closed to the eyes of the world, where they are systematically harpooned.

The filming team had to overcome many difficulties because of the secrecy that the locals wish to impose in order to preserve the bloody slaughter undisturbed.

In the team was Ric O’Barry, who after training dolphins for films has turned to campaigning against dolphinariums since he realised how deep the anguish of the animals confined in them is. The film was awarded the Oscar to the best documentary this year.

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