A little over 28 minutes long, Stewart presented his film at this year’s WhaleFest held in Brighton, UK. It had a profound effect on people and left few hearts untouched. Stewart has been to Taiji for the past three years to document the drives. Since the release of the Academy Award-winning film The Cove, much of the slaughter itself has been hidden from view. Still, Stewart’s compilation rips through the tarps that now drape the process, and lays bare the aftermath that follows.
The film’s intent is to inform by following the path of the dolphin. From freedom to panic, to confinement or death, it is impossible to ignore the repeated injustices heaped onto these intelligent marine mammals by the hand of man.