1 Apr 2018

New documentary gives rare glimpse into the lives of controversial Faroe Island fishermen

The mass slaughter of pilot whales in the inlets and beaches of the Faroe Islanders has been greeted with widespread outrage. But after befriending a group of Faroe Islands fishermen, filmmaker Mike Day gained unprecedented access to the  whale hunt on the remote islands – populated by the ancestors of Vikings.

His feature length documentary, which has just opened in cinemas, doesn’t take sides in the whaling controversy. Instead it highlights a far more universal threat to the environment – from polluted oceans. A warning – Tom Clarke’s report does contain some graphic images.