This is disturbing and upsetting, but we cannot stand back and do nothing, we cannot turn a blind eye and pretend we don’t see, we need to be shocked into action, we need to add out voices to the international outrage, we need to help in whatever way we can, please read what I’m sharing below.
Last night, I watched The Cove.
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.
THE COVE is directed by Louie Psihoyos and produced by Paula DuPré Pesmen and Fisher Stevens. The film is written by Mark Monroe. The executive producer is Jim Clark and the co-producer is Olivia Ahnemann.
I cried throughout the documentary and was so sickened by the greed and the brutality of what I saw that I’ve been unable to eat since watching it, I’ve been shocked into action and you will be to.