Eleventh Annual Sonoma ~ Mendocino Coast
Whale & Jazz Festival
Academy Award-Winning Dolphin Documentary
Gualala Arts Center
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Spearheaded by Ric O'Barry, and told from an ocean conservationist's point of view, Academy Award winner for Best Documentary 2009 and the US Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, follows a team of activists, filmmakers and free divers as they attempt to penetrate a hidden cove in Taiji, Japan.
This extraordinarily celebrated film is a call to action to halt mass dolphin slaughter where it is claimed that in this cove, 23,000 dolphins and porpoises are killed annually by Japan's whaling industry.
Guest speaker (via Skype) Mark J. Palmer is O'Barry's Associate Director of Earth Island Institute's International Marine Mammal Project. He is also Director of Earth Island Institute's Wildlife Alive Subproject, dedicated to protecting wildlife and wild places throughout California and the West. Palmer helped in the making of The Cove, and in the ongoing TV series Blood Dolphins. Palmer has 49 years of experience lobbying government for the sake of wildlife. He is actively involved in the ongoing campaign to end dolphin capture and slaughter in Taiji.
This is a unique opportunity to participate in ending dolphin slaughter and coming up with solutions and alternatives to dolphins in captivity.
Please note that this film graphically presents the grisly reality of
the slaughter of dolphins and could be upsetting to some viewers.
Light refreshments will be served. $5 donation requested.
The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email
Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.