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Dolphin hunt town gets Cove DVDs -
February 28, 2011
The Guardian World News
Louie Psihoyos wants people of Taiji in Japan to see his Oscar-winning movie about annual hunt by 'handful of thugs' The director of The Cove, an Oscar-winning film about the annual slaughter of dolphins in Taiji on Japan's Pacific coast, has sent free DVDs of the movie to the town's residents. Louie Psihoyos said he was concerned that the film had not been given enough exposure in Japan, particularly among the 3,500 residents of Taiji. The American director said Japanese-language copies of the movie, which last year won the Oscar for best documentary, had been delivered to every household in Taiji over the weekend with the help of a local ocean conservation group. "The people of Taiji deserve to know what millions of others around the world have learned about their town," he told Associated Press. The town office confirmed it had received two copies of the film, dubbed into Japanese, but added that no one had watched it yet. Taiji has been the target of widespread criticism since The... -
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