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Rebutting the Academy Award® Winning Documentary "THE COVE".

Negative media coverage on Japan about the never-ending whaling issue prompted first-time documentary filmmaker Keiko Yagi to find out more about the topic. With no budget, limited experience in filmmaking, no fluency in English, but armed with a video camera and a strong desire to find out about the truth of the matter on whaling, I started my research.

What started out as a personal investigation triggered by childhood memories of whale meat dishes inevitably led me to the town of Taiji, the center of the whaling debate and the stage of THE COVE. What I found through my experiences there
and elsewhere was a much bigger story than I had initially

Information for the Audience: 

Directors: Keiko Yagi
Writers: Keiko Yagi
Producers: Keiko Yagi
Key cast: Louis Psihoyos, Richard O'Barry, Joji Morishita, Hideki Moronuki, David Hance, Kazutaka Sangen


Information for theatres: 

Student project: No
Completion date: 2015-09-04
Shooting format: Digital, Blu-ray
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Film color: Color
First-time filmmaker: Yes

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