The Islands and the Whales (2017)
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If you're squeamish about whale blood or beheaded puffins, you might want to close your eyes occasionally.
An enveloping look at a community whose centuries-old way of life may be ending.
The Islands and the Whales is a very involving and thought-provoking small window into remote islands that embody crucial issues that affect the world as a whole.
For all the majesty of the landscapes, a fuller view of the population wouldn't have gone amiss: there's a shortage of background information. Yet the individuals we meet - and their resistance to change - are keenly observed.
By shining a light on this remote community, Day has managed to inadvertently provide an all too real example of what life could be like for most of us if nothing is done to curb the threat of toxic levels in our oceans.
[A] fascinating exploration of life on the Faroe Islands at a time when environmental concerns, health risks and animal rights activism are conspiring to threaten a way of life sustained largely by hunting pilot whales and seabirds for food.
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