The Cove

The Cove

Louie Psihoyos, USA, 200935mm (VS), Colour, 91'

The Cove follows an elite team of activists, filmmakers and free divers as they embark on a covert mission to penetrate a remote and hidden cove in Taiji, Japan, shining a light on a dark and deadly secret. Utilizing state-of-the-art techniques, including hidden microphones and cameras in fake rocks, the team uncovers how this small seaside village serves as a horrifying microcosm of massive ecological crimes happening worldwide. The result is a provocative mix of investigative journalism, eco-adventure and arresting imagery, adding up to an unforgettable story that has inspired audiences worldwide to action.

07 August, Kino Bahçe, 20:15

Green Docs Competition

Director: Louie Psihoyos
Producer: Paula DuPréPesmen, Fisher Stevens
Cinematographer: Brook Aitken
Editor: Geoff Richman
Sound: J. Ralph

Director's Biography

Widely regarded as one of the top photographers in the world, he was hired directly out of college to shoot for National Geographic and created images for the yellow-bordered magazine for 18 years. His ability to bring humanity and wit to complicated science stories carries over to his filmmaking. An ardent diver and dive photographer, he feels compelled to show the world the decline of our planet’s crucial resource – water.

Festivals and Awards:

Best Documentary – Oscar, Academy Awards 2010, USA. Audience Award – IDFA Amsterdam 2009, Holland. Best Documentary – Hot Docs 2009, Canada. Audience Award – Silverdocs 2009, USA. Audience award & Grand Jury Prize – Sundance 2009, USA.


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