Monday, September 26, 2011

Bangkok Cinema Scene special: The Cove at the FCCT, September 28-29

Dolphin activist Ric O'Barry will be in Bangkok this week for two screenings of the Oscar-winning 2009 documentary The Cove at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand.

Produced by the Ocean Preservation Society, directed by Louis Psihoyhos and put together by a team of eco-activists, filmmakers and adventurers using hidden cameras, The Cove exposes the brutality of the dolphin roundup and massacre in a secluded cove in Taiji, Japan.

Taking center stage in the documentary, O'Barry is a former dolphin trainer who handled the dolphins that performed on the TV series Flipper. After one of the dolphins committed suicide in his arms, O'Barry switched to a life of dolphin activism, fighting against their captivity.

The showtimes are at 7.30 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, September 28 & 29, with a Q&A session by O'Barry. Admission is free but you should RSVP at or call (084) 977-2747

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