In 2010, the film The Cove won the Academy Award for best documentary (it played at Mountainfilm both before and after the Oscar was given). But how did director Louie Psihoyos first discover the Taiji dolphin slaughter. The story before the story started when journalist Brooke McDonald joined Paul Watson and his Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as a journalist, with the goal of exposing this horrific practice.

The Adventure Journal interviews “The Girl Who Broke ‘The Cove’ Story in this article.