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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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…
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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 very involving and thought-provoking small window into remote islands that embody crucial issues that affect the world as a whole.

Aug 27, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

Apr 2, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 30, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

[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.

Mar 30, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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