A redemptive journey that shocks the human mind

  Abstract: Standing on the podium of Oscar, the documentary “Dolphin Bay” director Pishos held a sign against the slaughter of dolphins: “Until these dolphins are no longer slaughtered, I really won an Oscar. The amazing discovery and bloody massacre awaken O’Brien’s true concern for the species of dolphins, realizing that dolphins should return to the sea of ​​freedom.

  Oscar’s best documentary “Dolphin Bay” sparked humanistic thinking

  Standing on the podium of the Oscar, the documentary “Dolphin Bay” director Pishos held a sign against the slaughter of dolphins: “Until these dolphins are no longer slaughtered, I really won the Oscar.”

  If it weren’t for seeing Dolphin Bay, most people, even Japanese people, wouldn’t know how to make a bloody slaughter in the beautiful bay of Taiji Town, Japan, from September to March each year. . In the blood-stained sea, the screams of dolphins pierce the sky.

  On March 13th and 14th, Dolphin Bay made two public performance screenings in Shanghai and Beijing, and the venue was full. More domestic fans watched the film through various channels, and were shocked by the cruel facts revealed in the film. On many portals and well-known forums, many netizens recommended the film with tears. On the Douban Internet, which has the function of “Word of the Wind”, more than 17,600 viewers gave it an average score of 9.6, which exceeded the “Avatar”.

  ”Why can’t we put those dolphins on a road? We are aiming our guns at our friends, our oceans, our planet.” This netizen message tells a lot of people’s voices. The perspective of the “Dolphin Bay” real exposure and the humanistic thinking that has been carried out make it stimulate a strong emotional resonance in the hearts of the audience, and directly promote a dialect of socially meaningful actions and more people. Begin to reflect on how humans should get along with animals and live in harmony with nature…

  Atonement: Dedicated to destroy the dolphin industry created by hand

  “I created the dolphin industry in 10 years, and then spent 35 years trying to destroy it.” This is the belief in life that supports the documentary “Dolphin Bay” protagonist Richard O’Brien. The trajectory of the old man of the old age is because the dolphins are smashed into two opposites. What is common is his understanding and love for the high IQ animal of dolphins.

  In the 1960s, O’Brien captured five young mulatto dolphins for domestication, and with the domesticated dolphins joined the TV series “The Story of Dolphins”, taking turns playing the role of Dolphin star Philip. “The Story of Dolphins” immediately sensationalized the United States in 1964, and immediately set off the dolphin show and the aquarium in the world. At first, there were only three aquariums in the world, and today the dolphins industry chain can generate billions of dollars a year.

  The dolphins brought a reputation and wealth to Oberry, and one day, the death of Dolphin Casey completely changed him. He only knows that the so-called love is the beginning of tragedy. Dolphins with a smile on their lips often become unhappy. When they were imprisoned in a large pool made of concrete in the aquarium, surrounded by screaming audiences, the huge noise from the filtration system, this pressure almost killed their lives. The dolphins died one after another, and Oberui tried his best not to let them survive. What made him most memorable was Kathy’s departure – it swam into his arms, staring at his eyes, inhaling the last breath, then sinking into the bottom of the water, never coming up again.

  The discovery that made O’Brien’s horror is the dolphin nightmare of the annual reincarnation in Taiji Town. Taiji Town is the largest supplier of the World Aquarium and the “Dance with the Dolphin Underwater Dance Project”. In the dolphin fishing season, the fishermen lined up the fishing boats in a row, knocking on the noise to form a “sound wall”, so that the dolphins, which are extremely sensitive to sound waves, panic and sneak into the huge trawling array that was arranged beforehand. The next day, domestic trainers from the aquariums around the world went to Taiji Town to pick dolphins. Each dolphins can cost $150,000. The selected juvenile dolphins will be sent to aquariums around the world. The rest of the dolphins, mostly the parents of the selected dolphins, were stabbed to death and made into dolphin meat for sale. In the local area, about 1,500 dolphins are “treated” each year. Because of the long-term living in the polluted seawater, the mercury content in the dolphins is seriously exceeded. Once it is over-ingested, it will be an irreversible ecological crisis.

  A series of amazing discoveries and bloody slaughter awakened O’Brien’s true concern for the species of dolphins, realizing that dolphins should return to the sea of ​​freedom. From the world’s most famous dolphin trainer, he became a “dolphin warrior” who traveled around to save the dolphins, and spent the rest of his life on a redemption trip to save the dolphins and the marine ecology. In rethinking the ecological disaster of the dolphins, he said: “We must respect nature. I will use all the rest of the time to destroy this industry, so that the tragedy of Dolphin Bay will not be staged.

  Latent: Adventure in the Seven Bays

  Under the director’s lens, the Japanese fishing boat moved slowly, the blue dolphins bay turned into a scarlet blood color, and finally, the entire bay was immersed in the glare of red, the dolphins jumped and struggled one after another, making a fierce The sound of sorrow… In “Dolphin Bay”, the picture of a massacre was clearly recorded for the first time, shocking the whole world.

  Dolphin Bay is the virgin of director Louis Pisjos. In 2005, he met O’Brien and decided to go to Taiji Town to make the secret hidden behind the cliffs public.

  Pishos said that shooting “Dolphin Bay” is risking being assassinated because normal shooting is obviously not allowed. He decided to use secret shooting to obtain evidence. His shooting team is more like a special action team, gathering “senior people” in various fields. Canadian free diving female champion Crook Shak and her husband took the lead to join, their task is to secretly install cameras and listeners under the water. An electrical expert who worked as a Canadian Air Force technician, specializing in the production of unmanned remote-controlled aircraft models for aerial photography. Pishos also asked friends at the model production department of the Hollywood special effects company to help create a fake rock with a high-definition camera for underwater shooting.

  In 2008, Pishos led his team into a rock band to enter Taiji Town, and began a long-term “reconnaissance” and “latency.” As the police stalked, the local fishermen were full of provocative threats and the shooting was like a living spy film. Every night, they were fully armed, dressed in camouflage uniforms, painted on their faces, using military night vision and high-definition cameras, secretly working under the cover of night, and finally successfully completed the real shooting and exposure of the secret massacre. .

  Pisjos said: “I am more worried about my team than my own safety. As the captain, I am responsible for the safety of others. I am worried that everyone will be hurt. Many times we are challenging the limit. In the film we go The bay was twice. In fact, we went a total of seven times.”

  According to reports, the film crew took a total of 40 hours of material, but the scenes involved in the massacre in the film were less than 3 minutes, and it was “the least bloody”. Pisjos said, “It took me a year and a half to cut them to 17 minutes. For a month, I spent 2-14 hours a day watching the 17-minute piece, tears.”

  According to a telephone interview with the reporter of the large-scale TV feature film “Chinese Centennial Architecture Classic”, although the unconventional shooting methods of “Dolphin Bay” caused some controversy, the Oscar Organizing Committee even received the mayor of the town of Taiji Town, Japan. Protest letter, but without other factors, in the face of the game between artistic mission and artistic means, the artist should first obey the former. Without the power and courage of O’Brien and Pisjos to discover the truth, this documentary will not be so shocking.

  Responsibility: Awaken the public with artistic conscience

  After winning the Oscar, the heat of Dolphin Bay quickly spread around the world. In China, there was also a fever of “Dolphin Bay”, shock, anger, distress, tears, reflection, questioning, action… all these words changed. It became an almost indispensable description of the movie experience brought by Dolphin Bay.

  Humin, who used to be a dolphin trainer at the Beijing Aquarium, recalled a sad past in his interview. He said that Casey in the film reminded him of the once-domestic dolphins named Tasha. Tasha stopped eating fish because of depression and eventually drowned, and he left the job because of his sadness. He said that to pay tribute to all the people who filmed Dolphin Bay, in this era of human consciousness, they reminded humans to re-recognize themselves and finally understand that hurting our friends will ultimately hurt human beings.

  Shi Yukun, a teacher at the School of Earth Sciences and Engineering at Nanjing University, who is conducting a species survey in Yunnan, said that the film reflects on the fate of human beings and dolphins, marine ecology, and nature. She is crying and watching “Dolphin Bay”, which also reflects The artistic charm of the documentary. Teacher Shi said that she is hosting a biodiversity survey. If possible, she also wants to use documentary forms to bring a variety of biological species and a harmonious symbiotic relationship between man and nature to the students and the audience.

  Zhou Bing, a director who once filmed “The Forbidden City” and “Dunhuang”, told reporters on the phone that “Dolphin Bay” originated from a person’s feelings for dolphins, and the audience seemed to experience the dolphins together with the hero in the film. Tribulation, the main line of this emotion gives the documentary life the elasticity of life, and it is more likely to touch people’s hearts and resonate. In addition, the courage and mission awareness of the Dolphin Bay production team is worthy of our reflection. Even now in the documentary world, there is a bourgeois sentiment, which is farther and farther away from reality in the choice of subject matter. What is the age responsibility of art workers? That is to use your artistic conscience to awaken the public and make the world a better place.

  Zhang Jie, an associate professor of sociology at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, said that the documentary is like a cup of strong tea. It can cleanse people’s hearts in many “greasy and greasy” films, let people rest on the road to material enjoyment, and regain their responsibilities. A lofty vocabulary such as mission. It is the courage and conscience of the artists who use life to practice responsibility, which makes “Dolphin Bay” reveal more humanistic thinking of the audience. I remember that director Pisjos said in the film: “Our efforts are not only to expose the massacre, but also to record something that can change the human mind.” From this point, he did it.