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The Islands and the Whales

Thu 29 Mar 2018


The whale hunters of the Faroe Islands believe that hunting is vital to their way of life...

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BBFC: Contains scenes of whale hunting

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Following a string of international festival awards including DOC NYC Grand Jury Prize, Hotdocs Emerging International Filmmaker Award and a Bafta nomination, Mike Day's acclaimed The Islands And The Whales comes to cinemas across the UK.

In their remote home in the North Atlantic the Faroe Islanders have always eaten what nature could provide, proud to put local food on the table. The land yields little, so they have always relied on harvesting their seas. Hunting whales and seabirds kept them alive for generations, and gave them the way of life they love; a life they would pass on to their children. But today they face a grave threat to this tradition.

It is not the controversy surrounding whaling that threatens the Faroese way of life; the danger is coming from the whales themselves.

The Faroese are among the first to feel the affects of our ever more polluted oceans. They have discovered that their beloved whales are toxic, contaminated by the outside world. What once secured their survival now endangers their children and the Faroe Islanders must make a choice between health and tradition.

Q&A: There will be a Q&A presented live from London with Jon Snow and director Mike Day streamed live after the film.

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Booking Details

29 Mar - 7pm