Crawford Theater

  • Event Time 7:00 pm-9:30 pm
  • Event Start Date 03/23/2017
  • Event Location Crawford Theater

On Thursday, March 23rd, at 7pm at the Emerson Center, The Bozeman Doc Series presents the award winning new documentary, The Islands and the Whales.

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.

In director Mike Day’s stunning second feature, the Faroese struggle is brought vividly to life. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the recent DOC NYC Festival and the Best of the Fest at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, the film has screened at festivals around the world to widespread critical acclaim.

Tickets are available at Cactus Records, Movie Lovers, at the door and online at Tickets are $10, $8 for students.