Whale of a Tale
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A Whale of a Tale
Can a proud 400-year-old whaling tradition survive a tsunami of modern animal-rights activism and colliding forces of globalism vs. localism?
A Whale of a Tale reveals the complex story behind the ongoing debate. Told through a wide range of characters including local fishermen, international activists and an American journalist (and long time Japanese resident), this powerful documentary unearths a deep divide in eastern and western thought about nature and wildlife and cultural sensitivity in the face of global activism.
The opening minutes of the new documentary by Megumi Sasaki ('Herb & Dorothy') depicts a Japanese festival where patrons are served heaping amounts of whale stew and whale meatballs. It certainly sets the scene for 'A Whale of a Tale,' which serves as a sort of de facto sequel to 2010's Oscar ...