Despite facing setback after setback, the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove was finally viewed in Japan this past weekend. Director Louie Psihoyos first dealt with the dilemma of the high cost of having the film, which documents Japan’s slaughter of dolphins, translated to Japanese, and then with Japanese protesters fighting against the movie being shown in Japan. Several screenings have been cancelled prior to this weekend. However, now that The Cove has made its Japanese debut, 18 other theatres have plans to screen the film. Later this year, Animal Planet will air a series based on the documentary.
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