Shallow Water. Deep Secret.
This year's documentary Oscar winner takes a look at a controversial practice in Japan. Every year, over 20 thousand dolphins are lured into a remote cove and slaughtered. The meat, laden with mercury and unfit for human consumption, is sold as whale meat and typically ends up on school lunch menus. The filmmakers risked arrest or worse to capture this practice on film, using secret cameras hidden in fake rocks.
90 minutes, Mature Accompaniment under 10 (Violence)
Animals, Documentary, Drama, On the art circuit
Where's it showing?
Joe Chisholm, Mandy-Rae Cruikshank, Charles Hambleton, Simon Hutchins, Kirk Krack, Isabel Lucas, Richard O'Barry, Hayden Panettiere, Roger Payne, John Potter, Louie Psihoyos, Dave Rastovich, Paul Watson, Greg 'Moondog' Mooney
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||Diamond Docs, Fish Films, Oceanic Preservation Society, Quickfire Films|
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|FPB Report (SA)|
|Comments||Issue-driven documentary. Distress issues and images related to dolphins.|
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|South African Media|
|Cape Argus/The StarAttiyah Kahn ||15|
|Die BurgerPaul Boekkooi||20|
|Cape Times ||15|
|Box Office (USA)Amy Nicholson ||15|
|Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert||20|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Adam Nayman||15|
|Rolling Stone (US)Peter Travers ||15|
|IMDB5912 Netizens ||17|
|Average .. 84%||17|
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