Richard O'Barry created the whole Dolphin Show industry as he worked 10 years with the dolphin captivity industry, back in the 1960s he worked for Miami Seaquarium, O'Barry captured and trained dolphins, including the five dolphins who played the role of Flipper in the popular American TV-series. However when Kathy, (the dolphin who played Flipper mosbt of the time), died in his arms, OʼBarry realized that capturing dolphins and training them to perform silly tricks is simply wrong ... And thus for the past 38 years he fighted strongly against it. THE COVE obtained the Academy Award® Winner for Best Documentary of 2009, the movie follows an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers as they embark on a covert mission to penetrate a remote and hidden cove in Taiji, Japan, shining a light on a dark and deadly secret.
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