The Island and the Whales

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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 affects 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.

“Breath-catchingly beautiful...a far more rewarding big-screen experience than most major eco-themed documentaries” Hollywood Reporter

Dir. Mike Day / UK/Denmark / 2016 / 1hr 21min

When

Thursday
19th Apr 2018
19:30
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Where

10 Hope Street
Bo'ness
EH51 0AA

01324 506850

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