'The Cove' DVD given to Japan dolphin-killing town

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) - Copies of the 2010 Oscar-winning documentary that
depicts the slaughter of dolphins in the Japanese fishing village
of Taiji have been delivered free to all its residents, compliments
of the director.

"The Cove" director Louie Psihoyos says DVD copies of the film
were mailed over the weekend with the help of a local activist
group. Psihoyos said Monday that he was concerned many had yet to
see the film, especially in Taiji.

The film was shown last year at some Japanese theaters. But they
were often targeted by protesters with blaring loudspeakers meant
to disrupt the shows.

The killing of dolphins in Taiji has outraged many around the
world, but Japan has defended the practice as part of its
tradition.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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