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The Islands and the Whales (2017)

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A look at the Faroe Islanders' tradition of hunting whales for food, which is now threatened by increased pollution in the North Atlantic Ocean. Directed by Mike Day.

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An enveloping look at a community whose centuries-old way of life may be ending.

October 8, 2017 | Full Review…

A film that is jaw- dropping in its visual splendour...

October 2, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Like the islands, this documentary isn't what it seems.

March 30, 2017 | Full Review…

But the film's strength is that these Islanders are rarely made out to be villains. Rather they are the unwilling participants in a dangerous race to extinction that they had no real part in...

January 3, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The Islands And The Whales knows when to be small, and its intimate portraits of day to day life illustrate how the monumental intersects with the personal.

December 2, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

An exploration of the current threats to the lifestyle of the people living in the Faroe Islands.

November 17, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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