Ever since the Faroe Islands were first settled in the 9th century, seabirds and pilot whales have been a staple of the local diet and an absolute necessity for survival. In this extraordinarily beautifully shot documentary filmmaker Mike Day portrays this traditional way of life at a time when pollution threatens to decimate the population of birds and poison the meat of the whales. Both picturesque and deeply humanistic, THE ISLANDS AND THE WHALES offers a charming and insightful glimpse of life in one of the lesser-known Nordic countries.
Festival Guest: Director Mike Day
Mike Day (Scotland) Filmography: THE GUGA HUNTERS OF NESS (2011)