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The Islands and The Whales is streaming on POV through November 7, 2017: http://www.pbs.org/pov/theislandsandthewhales/video/islands-and-the-whales/
A documentary film by Mike Day
On the isolated North Atlantic archipelago of the Faroe Islands, the longtime hunting practices of the Faroese are threatened by dangerously high mercury levels in the whales, decimated seabird populations, and anti-whaling activists. The Faroe islanders consider themselves a canary in the mine, their tale a warning to the rest of the world. Winner, 2016 DOC NYC Grand Jury Prize.