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It is true that famous environmental movement groups all over the world have worked hard to improveworld environment. However, at times, these movements have also been criticized for selling outto commercialism and excluding the voices of those directly involved. Now these environmentalmovements need to step up to a more mature form of movement. This section introduces 5 films thatmake effort to uncover the unknown voices in existing environmental movements, and explore newvisions for a larger environmental movement that includes these voices.
Three films dealing with seal hunting, Sealers - One Last Hunt, Angry Inuk and How to Change theWorld will be screened in this section. The differing spectrums of these films offers the opportunityto understand which aspects are points of contact in existing environmental movements regardingseal and whale hunting. RISE: Red Power and When Two Worlds Collide restore the live native voicesoppressed during the American continent’s history of development to provide an alternative point-ofviewof the facts from the natives’ position. This section offers dramatic and thoughtful new visions onthe environmental movement.

Focus - For a New Environmental Movement

The Islands and the Whalesl고래의 섬, 페로

  • Director : Mike DAY
  • Nation : UK, Denmark
  • Year : 2016
  • Running Time : 81min
  • Genre : Documentary

Screening Schedule

Date Time Venue Ratings Subtitles GT
2017-05-18 15:30 MM1
2017-05-20 10:00 MM1

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-Synopsis

The pilot whale hunters of the Faroe Islands believe that hunting is vital to their way of life, but when a local professor makes a grim discovery about the effects of marine pollution, and the seabirds populations collapse, environmental changes threaten to change the community and their way
of life forever.

-Program Note

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.

- Director
Mike DAY
Mike DAY

Mike DAY is a cinematographer, director and producer from Scotland. Originally trained as a lawyer, Mike made the transition into film in 2009 when he headed off into the Scottish Outer Hebrides on a boat with a camera and met the Guga Hunters of Ness. Mike then made the feature documentary, The Islands and the Whales in the Faroe Islands. It has gone on to win awards and is due for UK release in 2017.

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