Dunoon Film Festival

11 – 13 NOVEMBER 2016

Burgh Hall, Dunoon paddle steamer on its way to Dunoon
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NOV 12
True story

The Island & the Whales

10.30am / Sat 12 November / Studio Cinema

Dir: Mike Day / UK / 2016 / 1h 23mins

A remarkable insight into a unique Nordic community. For many of the residents of the Faroe Islands, hunting pilot whales is a way of life, but one that may not continue as the whales become contaminated with mercury and other chemicals. We follow the islanders as they come to terms with this reality, explore their sustainable lifestyle, relationship to nature and desire to maintain controversial ethical traditions in today’s modern world.

Contains scenes of whaling that some may find upsetting


The 2016 festival has been and gone.