The Cove

Winner of the Sundance 2009 audience award:

Find out more about the cove here:

Official Website

IMDB.com

If you get the chance to see it, think about how it links with the Ecology and Conservation unit:

What is happening in terms of bioaccumulation and biomagnification of toxins?

Is this approach to the dolphin populations sustainable?

ToK Link:

The actions portrayed in the movie are considered by many to be unethical but by those committing them to be a necessary part of life. Think about what determines one’s set of personal ethics – what parts of our own lives might be considered unethical by others? Are there actions we carry out which are unethical but which we choose not to think about because it is uncomfortable or inconvenient to do so?

International Mindedness:

How does this method of farming compare to intensive cattle and poultry farming in other industrialised countries?

Here’s a short clip of an intensively-farmed chicken’s life:

And you and find out more about it on Channel 4’s Hugh’s Chicken Run page.

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About Stephen

Director of Learning & MYP Coordinator at Canadian Academy, Kobe, Japan. Formerly MYP HS Science & IBDP Bio teacher and missing it terribly. Twitterist (@sjtylr), dad and bloggerer.

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