The Islands and the Whales
(Denmark, United Kingdom ) 2016 | 81 minutes | Mike Day | Faorese, Danish with English subtitles
In the remote Faroe Islands, inhabitants have hunted seabirds and pilot whales for millennia. Soaring aerial cinematography shows an isolated community, historically dependent upon and devoted to nature, losing connection with the natural world. Native sea birds are disappearing and a local doctor discovers something horrifying: the whales, being at the top of the ocean's food chain, are packed with toxins. The Islands and the Whales takes a stimulating sideways approach to a complex debate involving health, identity, community, and human and animal welfare issues.
"A cautionary tale of endless beauty and limited resources." –Megan Scanlon, New York;
"★★★★ " –Eye For Film
Emerging International Filmmaker Award – Hot Docs, 2016
Grand Jury Prize – DOCNYC
The Islands and the Whales is part of the Core Program:
Single tickets $15
Weekend Gourmet / Bouffe-4-Buffs passes $34
Each weekend pass includes:
Entry to any 2 screenings of the Core Series per weekend. (Does not include Saturday Matinee Series).
Coupon for popcorn at the Centre Wakefield La Pêche.
$10 off at local participating restaurants: Bistro Rutherford (819-459-2100); Chez Eric (819-459-3747); Kaffe 1870 (819-459-3943); M.J.M.D Pizza de Luigi Pizza (Chelsea: 819-827-2882 / Wakefield: 819-420-1845 or 819-420-1850); The Village House (819-459-1445); Wakefield Mill (819-459-1838).
Minimum $25 purchase. Valid anytime from February 4 to 26, 2017. Reservations recommended for dinner. Other restrictions may apply, check with restaurant.
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