THE ISLANDS AND THE WHALES

THE ISLANDS AND THE WHALES

83 min

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2016 VIEWFINDERS COMPETITION WINNER

NYC PREMIERE In the remote Faroe Islands, an archipelago located halfway between Norway and Iceland, inhabitants have been in tune with their environment for millennia. With a rugged landscape not suited for farming, they have relied on the sea for their survival, enjoying a traditional diet of seabirds, pilot whales and fish. But when they are faced with rising mercury levels in their food, as well as the clamor of international animal-rights activists, the Faroese may be forced to change their ancient ways.

Director: Mike Day
Producer: Mike Day
Cinematographer: Mike Day
Music: Antony Partos, Mike Sheridan
Language: English, Faroese, Danish
Country: Scotland, UK, Denmark
Year: 2016