The Grind Message

in 2018 Competition


Documentary | Denmark (Danish, Faroese) | 2018 | 21 min
  • Niels Christian Askholm
  • Niels Christian Askholm

Pilot whale hunting has been a practiced tradition for at least half a millennium in the Faroe Islands. Up until the second half of the 20th century the hunts have been a vital part in the survival of the Faroese people, and are today the source of up to one third of the nations meat consumption. However the long-lasting tradition is subject to criticism from all over the world due to several reasons and opinions. This documentary follows the arguments of six locals on the matter.