Hunting whales and seabirds kept the Faroese alive for generations and was a way of life for them, but this tradition now faces a threat: not the controversy surrounding whaling and animal-rights activism, the film features a protest surreally led by Pamela Anderson, but a danger coming from the whales themselves. It has been discovered that they are toxic, contaminated by rising mercury levels. What once ensured the islanders’ survival now threatens their children, and they have to decide between health and tradition. A sombre, poignant, almost funereal film about a growing crisis in the way of life on these remote islands.
- Newlyn Filmhouse
UK/Denmark 2016 81m subtitles