A new documentary receiving critical acclaim was filmed by Boulder-based photographer Louie Psihoyos. Psihoyos, a twenty-year veteran as a National Geographic photographer, made “The Cove,” with activist and former Flipper trainer, Ric O’Berry. Because of Psihoyos Boulder connection, several other members of his team (he calls them “pirates”) were also from Colorado.
The documentary was much-loved at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2009, where it received the Audience Award.
“The Cove” follows a group of undercover activist as they infiltrate the town of Taiji, Japan. The team must travel covertly because the area has become treacherous for those wishing to shed light on the what has been happening there, and it was the goal of the team to do exactly that.
What has been happening in Taiji? The slaughter of 23,000 dolphins each year in a cove near the town.
Many reviewers claim the documentary has the sort of suspense worthy of a film such as “Oceans Eleven.” After all, the team had to operate entirely undercover during filming in Japan which took place in 2007.
Watch the trailer: HERE.