Any dolphin lovers out there? Special OPs Time!

 

Did you grow up watching Flipper’s antics on television? (After hearing Rick O’Barry talk about the first dolphin, Cathy, who played Flipper, I can’t stop wondering if she was giving everyone a huge piece of her mind every chance she got to ‘talk’ to the unsuspecting cameraman. ) Planning to take the kiddies to a dolphin show at Sea World this summer? Got a water dancing dolphin poster or three on your bedroom wall? If so, then this film news  is for you.  I first heard about the film The Cove from another blogger.  Caught some of its splash at the Oscars–then didn’t hear or see much more about it until was searching for the foreign film section in the last Blockbuster in my area. (BAH on those evil red boxes). Lo and behold there was The Cove in the special interest category.  Next thing I know I’ve tuned into Democracy Now! this morning intending to listen only to the headlines of the “War and Peace Report” and learned that The Cove was to be one of the features. So, yep, you guessed it, I wound up paying close attention for the entire hour of Democracy Now!’s program.  This was too much for me to ignore.  Hence this post  which offers links to Amy  Goodman’s way cool interview with the  filmmakers, Louie Psihoyos and Rick O’ Barry, on Democracy Now! and to the film’s website.  The interview is very interesting because it reveals how the filmmakers went about making a film no one wanted made.  Their efforts give “special ops” a whole new meaning. I am not kidding, talk about going above and beyond the call of duty–this filmmaking team went all out for dolphins.  Take note:  Dead-line is September 1st to save some Flippers.  

http://www.thecovemovie.com/home.htm

      the Cove  http://www.democracynow.org/2010/8/16/filmmakers_activists_try_to_save_dolphins

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4 Comments

  1. August 16, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Thanks for the link. It’s an amazing movie – very brave people. Keeping dolphins in captivity is so cruel – boring and their sonar system goes completly haywire as they are confined in such a small area. Killing them in the cove is more cruel. There are so many heavy metals in the larger fish, dolphins, whale – the apex killers – I only eat the smallest of fish (whiting, sardines etc.,). Here’s the link to my original blog about the movie http://gabriellebryden.wordpress.com/2010/03/09/the-cove-wins-an-oscar/

    • August 17, 2010 at 10:18 pm

      Hi Gabrielle, thanks for posting the link to your blog. I was hoping I was remembering things correctly.
      Much peace and healing to you.

  2. bigsurkate said,

    August 17, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    I have heard about this film. And this trailer brought tears to my eyes.

    • August 17, 2010 at 10:20 pm

      Hi bigsurkate. After learning what these people did to MAKE this film–and their continued involvement in the ‘issue’–I was very impressed. Tears–me too when I heard the interview on Democracy Now!


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