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

Dates & times

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Royal Festival Hall
Blue Room, Level 1


Included in Pass
£20, £50

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