NAGOYA (Kyodo) A small theater in Nagoya on Saturday began screening the Oscar-winning U.S. documentary “The Cove” along with a Japanese documentary called “Whalers and the Sea.”
The 2009 U.S. documentary directed by Louie Psihoyos critically depicts the traditional but bloody dolphin hunts in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, while the 1998 Japanese documentary by Toshiaki Umekawa depicts Japan’s “research whaling” and the lives of whalers, including a scene in which a former fisherman talks about whaling in Taiji.
“I want people to see the two films created from different perspectives,” said Yuji Hirano, manager of Nagoya Cinematheque.
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