The Archipelago

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41 minutes / Colour / 2015
Directed by
Benjamin Huguet

Anthropologist Russell Fielding Seán Kerins

Country of production United Kingdom

The Faroe Islands: a remote group of islands, battered by the ever-changing weather patterns of the North Atlantic. For centuries, the Faroese have lived proudly off the natural resources that surround them – a pact between humankind and the wilderness based on balance and self-sustainability.

True to their traditional customs, the modern Faroese continue to hunt pilot whales. This controversial practice has long been under the scrutiny of Western society, and now the international NGO Sea Shepherd announces its biggest anti-whaling campaign to date. The clash between these two opposing ecological visions could well change the face of the archipelago forever.

SCREENING FOLLOWED BY Q&A WITH DIRECTOR BENJAMIN HUGUET

Read an interview with the director here https://raifilm.org.uk/851-2/

In the 2017 RAI Film Fest RAI/Basil Wright

Language and subtitles Faroese

Location(s) depicted Faroe Islands

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