A Whale of a Tale (2016)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Natural Environments  |   Release Date - Aug 17, 2018 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - Japan , United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Augustine Chay

Japanese director Megumi Sasaki’s documentary is a direct response to Louie Psihoyos’s 2009 Oscar-winning The Cove, which galvanized Western outrage against 400-year-old dolphin-hunting practices in Taiji, a coastal Japanese town. She explores how the locals have responded to the global controversy about their cherished tradition and the unique place that whaling holds in the contemporary Japanese psyche.

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cultural-diversity, cultural-traditions, killing, whale