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The Cove- Fundraising Screening for Sea Shepherd NZ

When: 8:00pm, Friday 25 September

Where: Waiheke Community Cinema, Oneroa- $15 entry

In the 1960s, Richard OBarry was the worlds leading authority on dolphin training, working on the set of the popular television program Flipper. Day in and day out, OBarry kept the dolphins working and television audiences smiling. But one day, that all came to a tragic end. THE COVE, directed by Louie Psihoyos, tells the amazing true story of how Psihoyos, OBarry and an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers embarked on a covert mission to penetrate a hidden cove in Japan, shining light on a dark and
deadly secret.

The mysteries they uncovered were only the tip of the iceberg. This movie created tremendous international pressure on Japan’s
fishing of dolphins and is starting to impact Japanese policy toward the killing of dolphins and small whales, who are not protected by IWC.  This year is the first that has seen the dolphin killings suspended.

Pete Bethune, Captain of the record-holding biodiesel boat Earthrace will be joining Sea Shepherd to harass the Japanese whaling fleet this season in the Antarctic. The launch party for the newly tricked out Earthrace will be on October 16th at the Viaduct. All are welcome. Funds raised will go directly to this effort.

Come support the cause and watch an award-winning documentary at the same time! This is an excellent example of the use of media to effect an outcome. The timing of the release of the movie has strategically built international response  and is a good model for those interested in effecting positive outcomes via filmaking.

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