Since this movie had a really good reputation and since it won the Academy Award for the Best Documentary, I was quite eager to check it out. Even though I already knew what to expect, it though it was still a really heartbreaking movie. Above all, what affected me the most was to see the guy who trained Flipper and originated the whole dolphin industry, trying to make amends, seriously, that was just really sad. On the other hand, it was also pointed out, in the West, we slaughter cows and the East, well, they eat dolphins but I don’t think it is really the same after all. I mean, imagine if you would put hundreds of cows in a field and that they would be surrounded by hunters who would shot all of them on the spot. Furthermore, there is also the fact that this movie has been pretty much banned and censored in Japan showing that there must have been some elements of truth in it. On top of that, even if you put aside the controversial message, the whole thing also worked as a rather spellbinding thriller. To conclude, I thought it was a very powerful picture and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested by this subject.