The Islands and The Whales

POV Season 30
  • Feature Film
  • 2017
  • 60 Mins

On the isolated North Atlantic archipelago of the Faroe Islands, the longtime hunting practices of the Faroese are threatened by dangerously high mercury levels in the whales, decimated seabird populations, and anti-whaling activists. The Faroe islanders consider themselves a canary in the mine, their tale a warning to the rest of the world. Winner, 2016 DOC NYC Grand Jury Prize.

Film Credits

  • Mike Day theislandsandthewhales-mike-day-1000x1000.jpg