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.



cultural-diversity, cultural-traditions, killing, whale