The Islands and the Whales - screens at JaxDocFest @ Sun-Ray Cinema, Jacksonville [17 September]

The Islands and the Whales - screens at JaxDocFest

16:00 - 18:00

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Sun-Ray Cinema
1028 Park St, Jacksonville, Florida 32204
THE ISLANDS AND THE WHALES — a documentary film

directed by Mike Day

82 minutes

In their remote home in the North Atlantic the Faroe Islanders have always eaten what nature could provide, proud to put local food on the table. The land yields little, so they have always relied on harvesting their seas. Hunting whales and seabirds kept them alive for generations, and gave them the way of life they love; a life they would pass on to their children. But today they face a grave threat to this tradition. It is not the controversy surrounding whaling that threatens the Faroese way of life; the danger is coming from the whales themselves. The Faroese are among the first to feel the affects of our ever more polluted oceans. They have discovered that their beloved whales are toxic, contaminated by the outside world. What once secured their survival now endangers their children and the Faroe Islanders must make a choice between health and tradition.

OPERATION WOLF PATROL: Wisconsin Wildlife Issues

directed by Joseph Brown

9 minutes

«Operation Wolf Patrol» follows a group of activists as they endeavor to raise awareness about wolf and bear poaching in Northern, Wisconsin. The film also treats the issue of WI's new «Hunter Harassment» law– a law that makes it illegal to take photos of hunters on public lands.
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