There's a great collateral benefit to the Oscar for best feature documentary going to "The Cove."
Turns out the Oscar telecast is just about the only way (OK, OK, there's that Internet thing) that the Japanese public was going to hear about this project, which lifts the grisly shroud of secrecy on Japanese dolphin and porpoise slaughters.
I hope it boosts their "DOLPHIN" to 44144 text-messaging awareness campaign.
This is what director Louie Psihoyos would have liked to tell the global audience.
And here's a red-carpet interview with director Louie Psihoyos and star Ric O'Barry ahead of the ceremony: