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Whale Wars

Synopsis
Investigation of the debate between the pro-whaling factions in Japan and the environmental groups who say that the industry is a cover up for indefensible slaughter. Made to highlight the 1993 International Whaling Conference in Kyoto, Japan. Protagonists are two officers from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) who reveal the true story behind the dolphin and small whale fishing industry in Japan. The Japanese government claims that the industry only caters for local Japanese consumption, but the EIA team uncovers an industry which is out of control - surviving only by dramatically expanding catches of dolphins and pilot whales.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 50 min.
Year of production
1993
Availability
Sale; 1999 sale: £30.00 (+VAT inc. p&p) (UK education)
Subjects
Environmental science
Keywords
dolphins; environmental campaigning; fishing industries; Japan; whaling

Credits

Director
Paul Cleary
Producer
Paul Cleary

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Name

Goldhawk Productions

Distributor

Name

TVE

Email
General email: tve@tve.org.uk.Sales and outreach: distribution@tve.org.uk
Web
http://tve.org/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 91 (11) 26 410 684
Address
46 Bloomsbury Street
London
WC1B 3QJ
Notes
TVE works with partners globally to produce films on environment and development issues, as well as health and human rights. Most of the 600 films are available for sale on DVD for educational use. Previously known as Television Trust for the Environment.

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