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ST JOHN FILM SOCIETY presents a documentary film screening of THE ISLAND AND THE WHALE
April 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
DATE: Tuesday, APRIL 10, 2018
TIME: 7:30 pm
PLACE: St John School of the Arts, Cruz Bay $5 suggested donation
For more info contact: Andrea E. Leland 847-280-1968 / [email protected]
Film website: http://www.intrepidcinema.com/
“Beautifully photographed and perfectly edited, The Islands and the Whales is a powerful, if challenging, documentary that needs to be seen.”
“An exploration of the current threats to the lifestyle of the people living in the Faroe Islands.”
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.
Winner of DOC NYC Grand Jury Prize and the Hot Docs Emerging International Filmmaker Award in 2016.
St John Film Society (SJFS) is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Virgin Island Council on the Arts and St John Community Foundation. For more information contact St John Film Society [email protected] or www.stjohnfilm.com