The advantage of borrowing it is that you can play the video with the audio in English and the subtitles in Spanish to comprehend the full meaning of the story. Nevertheless, I don´t think it is a difficult film to follow since the images are quite clear and once you recognise some words, I bet you won´t have any problems with the general meaning of the story. Here´s some vocabulary you should make sure you understand: mercury poisoning, slaughter, cove, international captivity trade, pest control.
Read the following information about the film as well, that way you´ll be ready to understand the actions and the sequence of events:
The Cove begins in Taiji, Japan. There is where former(=in the past) dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry is searching for redemption; in the 1960s, it was O’Barry who captured and trained the five dolphins who played the title character in the TV series “Flipper.” When one of the dolphins died in his arms, he realised he had just started something terrible: dolphin captivity.
Ric discovered that the fishermen of Taiji carry out a terrible hunt in a remote cove in the area, surrounded by barbed wire and “Keep Out” signs, under cover of night.
First, trainers of sea aquariums from all over the world choose dolphins for their shows - a multi-billion dollar dolphin entertainment industry. Then, the remaining dolphins are slaughtered for their meat, mercury-poisoned meat which is very often sold as whale meat. What they do is so horrifying — and the consequences are so dangerous to human health — they do their best to stop anyone from seeing it.
When Ric O´Barry told the Oceanic Preservation Society about all this, they decided to film this Oscar-winning feature documentary. And this is the result: a provocative mix of investigative journalism, eco-adventure and sometimes beautiful and other times chilling imagery.
Inspired by this documentary, stars from film, TV and music got together to help save Japan's dolphins. You can also help by spreading the word out; if you want to take futher action, click here