Movie Night @ The Hub Berkeley

Join us for our first movie night on Wednesday March 24! The film we’ll be showing, The Cove, just won the Oscar for Best Feature Documentary.

The Cove follows an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers as they embark on a covert mission to penetrate a hidden cove that harbors a dark and deadly secret.

This film exposes the slaughter of more than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises that occurs in a cove off the coast of Japan every year. The meat which contains toxic levels of mercury is being sold as food in Japan and other parts of Asia, often labeled as whale meat. These shocking discoveries are only the tip on the iceberg.  See the trailer here.

The Cove has become a tool to create worldwide awareness of this annual practice as well as the dangers of eating seafood contaminated with mercury. We hope this inspirational story will inspire conversations about the search for the truth and using movies as a tool for change.
  Our neighbors from Earth Island Institute/International Marine Mammal Project will be on hand for Q&A afterwards.

We plan to screen movies once a month at the Hub. If you have suggestions of other movies to screen, please let Eugene Chan ( know. We’re looking for movies that will entertain and enlighten and that would be of interest to Hub members.

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  1. Kate DuBois

    Thanks for all you’re doing to create awareness and a search for truth using movies as a tool for change and conversation. “The Cove” is such a powerful film – you can’t be the same person after watching it.

    Another equally powerful documentary film that I’d recommend is “Act as If” which the filmmakers of “The Cove” definitely had to do to make that film.

    “Act as If” is a documentary by Melissa Johnson, who tells the inspiring story of her college basketball coach Kathy Delaney-Smith (current Harvard Women’s Basketball Coach) and how she dealt with breast cancer and chemo through the power of acting as if she was healthy and strong all the while continuing to coach her team on the importance of playing to win no matter how much you might be losing.

    Whether we’re dealing with ending other’s torture of animals or ending our own torture of cancer, there’s no question that extraordinary courage is required and “acting as if,” can be source of power to see us through.

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