Tokyo film festival opens with “green” carpet made of recycled bottles


from http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com

Japan-Tokyo Film Festival

TOKYO (AP) – The Tokyo International Film Festival has opened with stars including Hollywood actress Sigourney Weaver strolling a “green” carpet made of recycled plastic bottles.
The theme of the nine-day festival, which will feature more than 100 movies, is ecology. They include, “The Cove,” a documentary that depicts the slaughter of dolphins in Japan. Organizers added it at the last minute in part because of pressure from overseas.
While the movie has won more than a dozen awards worldwide, it is not among the 15 Japanese and foreign films vying for the festival’s top prize of $50,000.
“The Cove” has provoked outrage over the dolphin hunt in the small seaside town of Taiji in southwestern Japan, where 2,000 dolphins are killed every year, mostly for meat.

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