The Islands and the Whales

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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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Critic Reviews for The Islands and the Whales

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  • [A] sombre, poignant, almost funereal film...

    Mar 29, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • If you're squeamish about whale blood or beheaded puffins, you might want to close your eyes occasionally.

    Mar 26, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Dave Calhoun

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

    Oct 8, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The Islands and the Whales is a sensitive portrait of the Faroe Islands that neither romanticises nor explicitly criticises a community's culture.

    Feb 20, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The Islands and the Whales offers implicit commentary on all of humanity's complicity within climate change. If only its claims were a little bolder.

    Feb 14, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Communities often feel outsiders don't understand that a way of life is an intricate jigsaw. Demands too often bond them together in antagonistic response. Day doesn't offer answers but illuminates the wider community and sometimes work-in-progress views.

    Jan 19, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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