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 (Eugene@eugenechan.net) know. We’re looking for movies that will entertain and enlighten and that would be of interest to Hub members.