In Theatres & On TV: THE ISLANDS AND THE WHALES

Coming to theatres today, Friday, October 6 and to PBS’s POV this coming Monday, October 9:
THE ISLANDS AND THE WHALES

Director:
Mike Day

Premiere:
Hot Docs 2016

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, San Francisco, Edinburgh, Wild & Scenic, Big Sky Doc, Leeds, St Louis, Princeton Environmental, Zurich

About:
An island community reckons with the upending of long-held traditions.

I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
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. 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.

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