Film Screening

The Islands and the Whales

Part of Being A Man

Being a man in the Faroe Islands is often defined by a relationship with the sea. The overwhelming majority of whale hunters in the Faroe Islands are men and it’s a vital part of their way of life.

In a special preview screening ahead of its UK release, see this documentary charts what happens when a local professor makes a grim discovery about the effects of marine pollution and how environmental changes are threatening their way of life forever.

Part of Nordic Matters

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Royal Festival Hall
Blue Room, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall


Included in Pass

need to know

This event is included in both the BAM Friday Day Pass and the BAM Weekend Pass.

Age recommendation
For ages 15+. Contains scenes of animal hunting which some viewers may find distressing.

The Island and the Whales | SFIFF59