The Islands And The Whales

Year: 2018Certificate: 12

Mike Day
Running Time:
81 mins
Faroese, English, Danish
English Subtitles:
Country of Origin:
Denmark, United Kingdom
Documentary, Film

The pilot whale hunters of the Faroe Islands believe that hunting is vital to their way of life, but when a local professor makes a grim discovery about the effects of marine pollution, and the seabirds populations collapse, environmental changes threaten to change the community and their way of life forever.

The Faroese are among the first to feel the effects of our ever more polluted oceans. They have discovered that their beloved whales are toxic, contaminated by the outside world. What once secured their survival now endangers their children and the Faroe Islanders must make a choice between health and tradition.

Winner DOC NYC Grand Jury Prize

Winner Hotdocs Emerging International Filmmaker Award

Winner Peabody Award for Storytelling 2018

Nominated Panda Award for Impact

Nominated BAFTA Scotland Best Single Documentary

Winner Silver Puffin Documentary Award Reykjavik International Film Festival

Nominated Best Documentary Edinburgh International Film Festival

Nominated Viewfinders Competition DOC NYC

Nominated Grand Finalist Heartland Film Festival

Nominated Best Documentary Camden International Film Festival

Nominated Best Documentary Zurich Film Festival

Nominated Antenna Documentary Festival


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