The Guga Hunters of Ness

© Day
59 minutes / Colour / 2010
Directed by
Mike Day

Country of production United Kingdom

This film follows a vanishing community’s beloved and unique tradition. The Gaelic speakers of Lewis and Scotland are the only people in the EU exempt from a ban on hunting gannets, but they are only permitted to hunt them once a year on a desolate island 40 miles offshore. This is the first time in 50 years that they have allowed it to be filmed, and most likely the last.

Language and subtitles English (no subtitles)

Region Western Europe

Country United Kingdom

Keywords Hunting / Gathering / Fishing Animals Ritual