Friday, September 4, 2009



Ric O’Barry: the man who trained the dolphins seen on the 60’s television series Flipper

Louie Psihoyos: Executive Director of the Oceanic Preservation Society, a non-profit organization founded in 2005

Mandy-Rae Cruickshank: a world renowned female athlete holding numerous world records for freediving

Kirk Krack: her husband, a professional freediving educator, trainer and coach

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) was set up under the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling on 2nd December 1946. The purpose of the Convention is to provide for the proper conservation of whale stocks and thus make possible the orderly development of the whaling industry. Each year, usually in May or June, the Annual Meeting of the Commission is held, either by invitation in any member country or in the U.K.

Primarily intent on divulging the secret activities that take place annually in Taiji, Japan this documentary also serves as a clear warning of the consequences. As a secondary consideration, the producers bring to light the underhanded activities taking place behind the scenes of the IWC.

At times difficult to watch, it is nevertheless of some importance that these facts be known.

for disturbing content.

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