Unorthodocs: The Islands and the Whales

Mon 06 March 2017
£10.00 / £8.00 concessions

Concession price tickets apply to over 60s, teachers, tutors, disabled, students, 12-16 year olds and registered unwaged. You will need to bring relevant ID to verify your status. 

Screening Room
South Wing

On the isolated Danish Faroe Islands, the longtime hunting and fishing practices of the Faroese are being threatened by animal rights activism, plummeting wildlife populations, and rising mercury levels.

Shot over four years among the small fishing communities of the Faroe Islands, an isolated Danish archipelago, Mike Day’s absorbing documentary tracks a period of uneasy transition, as the longtime hunting and fishing practices of the Faroese are threatened by disparate global pressures.

The film will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with Director Mike Day. 

Running Time 1 hour 24 mins. The film has no certificate but contains scenes that some viewers may find distressing and is advised to be for viewers aged 15+ .

"It’s a fascinating view into the islands. An absolute treat of a documentary.”

Rum and Popcorn

Somerset House presents the fourth annual series of Unorthodocs; a programme of documentaries that have won awards and been screened at international festivals but have not been selected for broadcast on British television. The series is curated by Dartmouth Films, a film producer based at Somerset House and celebrates documentary at its most remarkable, innovative and provocative.