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Behind The Cove (2016)

Behind “The Cove”
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Documentary filmmaker Keiko Yagi enjoyed eating deep fried whale cutlets when she was a child. The general lack of this dish and negative news coverage on the never-ending whaling issue prompted Yagi to find out more about the topic. Yagi was aware of the 2010 documentary “THE COVE” but had not bothered watching it, regarding it as another exaggerated attack on Japan’s dolphin hunting until in 2014, the UN's International Court of Justice ruled that the Japanese government must halt its whaling program in the Antarctic, based on Australia’s argument that it was ‘commercial whaling in disguise’. This gave Yagi a sense of urgency and fear that whale meat would soon completely disappear from Japan. Armed with nothing but a video camera to record her findings and a passion to know the truth of the matter on whaling, Yagi started her research and eventually led her to Taiji.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 25th, 2016 (Limited) by Cinemaflix
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 107 minutes
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Keywords: Amatuer Filmmakers, Hunting
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Yagi Film
Production Countries: Japan


Louie Psihoyos    Himself
Ric O’Barry    Himself
Keiko Yagi    Herself
David Hance    Himself
Joji Morishita    Himself
Katsunori Horihata    Himself
Hideki Moronuki    Himself
Lars Walloe    Himself
Kazutaka Sangen    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Keiko Yagi    Editor
Keiko Yagi    Director of Photography
Yuki Nakamura    Sound Recordist

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