BIFF 2020
International documentary

The Islands and the Whales

ORIGINAL TITLE:
The Islands and the Whales
Danmark / Storbritannia/ 2016/ 1 t. 24 min.
LANGUAGE:
dansk/engelsk/færøysk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
DIRECTOR:
Mike Day
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Mike Day
PRODUCER:
Mike Day
Tradition and modernity collide on the Faroe Islands

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

Mike Day (Scotland) Filmography: THE GUGA HUNTERS OF NESS (2011)

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