All The Wonderful Things columnist AJ Schnack has posted the remarks that The Cove director Louie Psihoyos intended to deliver on the Oscar stage last night…but couldn’t because the orchestra cut him off.
“We made this film to give the oceans a voice,” Psihoyos would have said.
“We told the story of The Cove because we witnessed a crime. Not just a crime against nature, but a crime against humanity.
“We made this movie because through plundering, pollution and acidification from burning fossil fuels, all ocean life is in peril from the great whales to plankton — which incidentally is responsible for half the oxygen in this theater.
“Thank you, Black OPS Team for risking your lives in Japan, and thank you, Academy, for shining the brightest lights in the world on The Cove.
“Japan, please see this movie for yourselves! Domo Arigato!”