Director: Louie Psihoyos
“I'd be surprised if [this] doesn't wind up being nominated in next year's best documentary feature Oscar race.” - Hollywood Reporter
Filmmaker Louie Psihoyos, Richard O'Barry (former on-set dolphin trainer for the television show Flipper) and an elite team of activists and freedivers embark on a mission to penetrate a hidden dolphin cove in Japan.
Using covert surveillance tactics and smashing through legal roadblocks - “we didn't need filmmakers, we needed pirates,” admits Psihoyos - they uncover a dark secret that is merely the tip of the iceberg. The result is a disturbing true story that resembles a thriller more than a documentary.
Winner of the Audience Award at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
“Documentaries don't get much more compelling.” - Variety