Photographer Louie Psihoyos Doc “The Cove” Nominated For An Oscar

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  1. Congrats to Louie, my fellow Mizzou photojournalism alum, both for his Oscar nomination and for his Directors Guild win…and as an old friend, I still remember Louie appeared in a Sylvester Stallone film before going on to J-School…

  2. I’m super glad to see both The Cove and Food Inc. on the list of nominees for best documentary. Both tackle important issues and uncover terrible deceptions; it will be a difficult choice to pick one winner. Has there ever been a tie for an Oscar…?

  3. Okay, so who has seen this movie? Well done, and I’m sure they spent lots of time in post. I wonder what kind of impact did their work have. Anyone know?

    I am not an animal rights kind of guy, but when something that is wrong is happening, you just don’t walk by. If you do, you passively say it’s ok.

  4. @Ed

    You would like this quote by Elie Wiesel:

    “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”

    I haven’t seen this film but have heard sooo much buzz. Seemed like everyone at Sundance was talking about this last year when I was in Park City.

    I’m all about animal rights and I don’t eat meat, etc., but for some reason spending this much energy on a documentary project about animals doesn’t seem as important when there is so much injustice happening to humans around the world. More power to Louie; I’m not knocking this kind of work. I’m sure the film is great0 … I am just saying I choose to spend my energy documenting other things … my visual journalism is almost always about people.

  5. I saw a screening of this film a while back. Some of it’s imagery is heartbreaking and startling. It successfully transports it’s message, without falling into a trap of guilt-mongering. The nomination is well-deserved. Congrats to Louie and his team.

  6. Whoa! Got this on Ne*flix the other day and it’s a good one….The kind you wouldn’t mind buying just to be able to loan it out to friends.