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The Islands and the Whales

Sun 22 Oct 2017


The whale hunters of the Faroe Islands believe that hunting is vital to their way of life, but, when a local professor makes a grim discovery about the effects of marine pollution, environmental changes threaten their way of life forever.

Tickets: £7 / £6 Conc / £5 Students


In their remote home in the North Atlantic the Faroe Islanders have always eaten what nature could provide, hunting whales and seabirds through generations. But today they face a grave threat to that tradition.

This is not the controversy surrounding whaling, but a danger coming from the whales themselves as the effects of our ever more polluted oceans have made the whales toxic. What once secured the survival of the Faroese now endangers their children, leaving the Islanders with a choice between health and tradition.

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Directed By
Mike Day
Year Made
USA 2016