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Japanese personalities protest canceled ‘The Cove’ screenings

After angry phone calls and threats to protest theatrical screenings of Louie Psihoyos' The Cove, three theaters have bowed to the pressure and canceled the screenings.
June 9, 2010

After angry phone calls and threats to protest theatrical screenings of Louie Psihoyos’ The Cove, three theaters have bowed to the pressure and canceled the screenings. Fifty-five journalists, academics and film directors in Japan have retaliated with a protest letter stating their shock at the intimidation tactics being used and expressed the need to air the documentary film about Taiji’s dolphin hunt in order to create a wider discussion about the matter.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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