A Taste of Whale

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Docs: Thought-Provoking “A Taste of Whale” Ponders Letting Old Customs Die

Given both its title and the overlap in subject matter, a viewer could understandably be forgiven for taking a sidelong glance at A Taste of Whale and expecting an emotional companion piece to 2009’s The Cove. That film, helmed by Louie Psihoyos, found both the director and former Flipper trainer turned activist Richard O’Barry embedding with an elite team of eco-warriors and free divers as part of a covert mission to penetrate a tightly guarded fishing bay in Taiji, Japan, and expose the community’s annual slaughter of tens of thousands of dolphins.