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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Texas Developer Dumps Refuse off Pier at Galveston Hotel

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FW: Big News from Taiji



From: Oceanic Preservation Society []
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 9:39 AM
To: Guy McClellan
Subject: Big News from Taiji


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March 1, 2011 Brought to you by Oceanic Preservation Society


The Cove DVD comes to Taiji, Fishermen end season early

This weekend, every Taiji household found a copy of The Cove in their mailbox.

In a surprise move shrouded in secrecy, film director Louie Psihoyos, in conjunction with several anonymous Japanese groups, arranged for 2000 copies of a Japanese-dubbed version of The Cove to be mailed to all residents of the coastal town. Most are aware of the controversy surrounding their town yet few have been able to view the film.

OPS has also put a free version for viewers outside the country, on The Cove website.

A theatrical release last summer was marred by incidents of protest by extreme nationalists, forcing several theaters to cancel. Despite dozens of awards and international acclaim, The Cove has had few viewers within Japan.

"The people of Taiji deserve to know what millions of others around the world have learned about their town," said Director Louie Psihoyos. "We here at OPS hope that when the Japanese people watch this film in the safety of their own homes, they may see that a few fishermen's profits are giving a whole nation a black eye, not them."

A DVD subtitled version of film has also been released by Tokyo-based distributor, Medallion Media, slated for traditional sale and rental outlets. Ads for the film have been seen in Japan on TV, print and subway monitors.

The arrival of The Cove in Taiji coincides with reports that fishermen have ended the annual dolphin hunt one month early. Tarps used to shield their work and other equipment has been washed and put away. Some speculate that the fishermen have hidden evidence of the slaughter in anticipation of increased interest in the town.

OPS is grateful to the many who helped to make this happen. To our brave supporters in Japan who oversaw the delivery, to Bobby Sager who underwrote the dubbed version, along with all other donors.

To all who share our vision of ending the capture and slaughter of dolphins.

We thank you.







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