The Cove and the connection to Canada

Event Details

SFU Harbour Centre

The Centre for Coastal Science and Management in the Faculty of Environment at Simon Fraser University is pleased to present a free special screening of the Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary of 2009, THE COVE with an introduction and discussion by Leah Lemieux author of Rekindling The Waters: The Truth About Swimming With Dolphins



THE COVE follows an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers 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.

Leah Lemieux is an author and lecturer who has been working on dolphin protection, education and conservation initiatives for twenty years, collaborating with individuals and NGOs from a number of countries, including the Jane Goodall Institute’€™s Roots and Shoots Environmental and Humanitarian program. She is the author of Rekindling The Waters: The Truth About Swimming With Dolphins. Leah has been touring extensively in the UK, Canada and the US, lecturing in connection with her book and THE COVE. Leah will be available to sign her book from 6:30 – 6:50 pm. Copies will be available for purchase. Cost: $20.



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