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‘The Cove’ subject proclaims good day for dolphins

Richard O'Barry, subject of The Cove, campaign director for Save Japan Dolphins and former Flipper trainer, has written a piece for Takepart.com about the current status of Taiji, Japan's annual dolphin slaughter. Thanks to the movie, international and Japanese press found an empty cove, previously the site of dolphin captures and slaughters.
September 3, 2009

Richard O’Barry, subject of The Cove, campaign director for Save Japan Dolphins and former Flipper trainer, has written a piece for Takepart.com about the current status of Taiji, Japan’s annual dolphin slaughter. Thanks to the movie, international and Japanese press found an empty cove, previously the site of dolphin captures and slaughters.

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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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