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
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
Diamond Docs, Fish Films, Oceanic Preservation Society, Quickfire Films