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The Islands and The Whales plus Q&A (12A)

The Islands and The Whales plus Q&A

Synopsis

Thursday 29th March 2018 at 7.00pm

Adults £10.00; Movie Deal £26.95
Children 12 & under £6.00; Movie Deal £18.50

In their remote home in the North Atlantic the Faroe Islanders have always eaten what nature could provide, proud to put local food on the table. The land yields little, so they have always relied on harvesting their seas. Hunting whales and seabirds kept them alive for generations, and gave them the way of life they love; a life they would pass on to their children. But today they face a grave threat to this tradition. It is not the controversy surrounding whaling that threatens the Faroese way of life; the danger is coming from the whales themselves. 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.

Live Q&A discussion streamed after the film.

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Additional Information

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Rating: 12A
  • Film format: 2D Digital
  • Duration: 150 mins

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