A few years ago, Dede & I had the pleasure of seeing MacGillivray Freeman’s "Dolphins" at an Imax theatre in San Diego. The film features narration by Pierce Brosnan, an awesome soundtrack of Sting’s jazzy songs & music, and strikingly beautiful visuals that live up to the Imax standard. We loved the film so much that we bought the DVD and have watched it easily half a dozen times.
Apparently though, Pierce Brosnan didn’t just lend his talents to the film for a paycheck. Nope, far from it. Brosnan, together with his wife Keely Shaye Smith, is a environmental activist leader with a particular dedication towards marine ecology issues.
A tidbit on Ottmar Liebert’s blog pointed me to Pierce Brosnan’s official website where there’s some good info on his efforts with The Whaleman Foundation. Together, they’ve launched a "Save the Whales Again!" campaign:
Most people believe that the whales were saved because of the very popular "Save the Whales" movement of the Seventies… Unfortunately, dolphins and whales face even more threats today than ever before from toxic pollution, noise pollution, global warming, loss of habitat, lack of food, over-fishing, entanglement & ship strikes, and expanding whaling. The "Save the Whales Again!" campaign is getting the truth out to the masses, in an effort to re-ignite the passion of the earlier "Save the Whales" movement.