The Islands and the Whales (12A)

  • Documentary
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  • 81 mins.
  • Dir. Mike Day

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Upcoming Showings

Friday 27th April: 5:30pm | Castle Cinema
Saturday 28th April: 5:15pm | Castle Cinema
Sunday 29th April: 5:15pm | Castle Cinema
Tuesday 1st May: 5:30pm | Castle Cinema
Wednesday 2nd May: 5:30pm | Castle Cinema


The Faroe Islanders have always eaten what nature could provide. Hunting pilot whales and seabirds kept them alive for generations, but today they face a grave threat to this tradition. In the midst of the controversy surrounding whaling, it is the whales themselves who threaten the Faroese way of life, or rather the toxic whale meat of our ever more polluted oceans. A documentary of breathtakingly imagery about a community’s struggle with the cost of tradition, the film also serves as a wakeup call to the rest of the world.

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Friday 27th Apr 5.30pm
Castle Cinema
Saturday 28th Apr 5.15pm
Castle Cinema
Sunday 29th Apr 5.15pm
Castle Cinema
Tuesday 1st May 5.30pm
Castle Cinema
Wednesday 2nd May 5.30pm
Castle Cinema
Thursday 3rd May 5.00pm
Market Theatre

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