- The people of Taiji
- Louis Psihoyos, THE COVE director
- Ric O’Barry, THE COVE main cast
- Joji Morishita, IWC commissioner featured in THE COVE
- Hideki Moronuki, Fisheries negotiator featured in THE COVE
- Former IWC Japanese commissioners
- David Hance, Sea Shepherd Leader, 2014
- Simon Wearne, Former cameraman for TV series WHALE WARS 1
- Lars Walløe, Scientist / Professor dr, University of Oslo
- Members of the Dolphin Project
- ...and more
THE JAPAN-BASHING, ANTI-WHALING DOCUMENTARY "THE COVE" WON AN ACADEMY AWARD IN 2010. BUT WAS IT ENTIRELY TRUTHFUL?
THIS IS JAPAN'S FIRST ON-FILM RESPONSE TO THE COVE. AND MORE.
Negative media coverage on the never-ending whaling issue prompted first-time documentary filmmaker Keiko Yagi to find out more about the topic. With no budget, limited experience in filmmaking, no fluency in English, but armed with a video camera and a strong desire to find out about the truth of the matter on whaling, Yagi started her research.
What started out as a personal investigation triggered by childhood memories of whale dishes inevitably led her to the town of Taiji, the center of the whaling debate and the stage of THE COVE. What she found through her experiences there and elsewhere was a much bigger story than she had initially imagined.
"Behind THE COVE" is director Keiko Yagi’s attempt to present a comprehensive picture of the dolphin and whale hunting issues in Japan, which includes interviews of people on both sides of the whaling dispute, its sinister political side, what THE COVE could not offer, and a unique take on the topic.
THE COVE director
THE COVE main cast
Camera / Director / Editor: Keiko Yagi
After working at Tokyo branches of Paramount Pictures, Keiko started her own company YAGI Film Inc.
With a strong curiosity and adventurous spirit, Keiko has traveled to many wild unexplored regions, including the Amazon, the Galapagos, Cuba, Israel, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, and India, etc gaining opportunities to see Japan from the outside.
Focusing on whaling issues, considered to be "taboo" in Japan, "Behind THE COVE" is director Keiko Yagi's first film, but was officially screened at the 2015 Montreal World Film Festival, one of the major films festivals of the world.
- Sound Recordist: Yuki Nakayama
- Music coordination: Nariaki Kato
- Translation / Narration: Russell Goodall
Main publication media(INTERNET/Overseas)
* The Washinton Post
* New York Times
* Los Angeles Times
* Yahoo! MOVIE
* KYODO NEWS korea
* The Province
* The Washington Times
Main publication media(NewsPaper/Domestic)
* Yomiuri Shimbun
* Tokyo Shimbun
* Sankei Shimbun
* Asahi Shimbun
* Nikkei Shimbun
* The JapanTimes
- * abc NEWS
- * SIPSE.com
- * THE VANCOUVER SUN
and more, published in numerous media of the world.
<<"Behind THE COVE" Show Time & Qamp;A session>>
Nov. 25(Fri) amp; Nov.26(Sat)
1:10PM / 3:10PM / 5:10PM / 7:10PM Q&A
1:10PM / 3:10PM / 5:10PMQ&A / 9:10PM
Nov. 28(Mon) to Dec.1(Turs)
1:10PM / 3:10PM / 5:10PM / 7:10PM / 9:10PM
Dec. 2 (Fri.) ~ Dec.8 (Thu.)
12:00pm | 2:20pm | 4:50pm | 7:20pm | 10:00pm
Q&A with director Keiko Yagi
Dec.2 (Fri.) 7:20 PM
Dec.3 (Sat.) 7:20 PM
Dec.4 (Sun.) 2:20 PM
【Audience reactions in US】
Bilingual Subtitles: English & Japanese
2015 / Japan / 105min / HD / Color / 16:9 Behind "THE COVE"©2015YAGI Film Inc.