Understanding the Whale War

A Film Screening of Behind “THE COVE”
Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 - 3:30pm to 6:30pm

Behind THE COVE copyright 2015 YAGI Film Inc.

A documentary film, Behind “The Cove," seeks to discover the truth about Japanese whaling, which for years has been the object of negative media coverage and considered a “taboo” topic in Japan. The film begins in Taiji, Japan, the epicenter of the whaling debate and the stage of the 2010 Academy Award film, The Cove. Director Yagi attempts to present a comprehensive picture of the dolphin and whale hunting issue in Japan, with interviews with people on several sides of the whaling dispute. The film was screened at the 2015 Montreal World Film Festival.

About the Director: After working at the Tokyo branches of Paramount Pictures, Ms. Keiko Yagi started her own company YAGI Film Inc. Behind “The Cove" is her first film.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Presentation Room (Room 11348), Research Library (Charles E. Young)

Introduction by Chika Fukugama, UCLA Public Policy Researcher: 3:30 p.m.

Film Screening: 3:50 p.m. – 5:40 p.m. (110 min.)

Discussion with Director Keiko Yagi: 5:40 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

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