The Grind Message

The Grind Message

Section: 
Nemzetközi Filmszemle – Dokumentumfilm - rövidfilm, internetes videó, független kisfilm
Length: 
21:00
15:19 25. Monday
Director: 
Niels Christian Askholm

Niels Christian Askholm, 28 years old, lives in Aarhus, Denmark. Master of Arts in Philosophy and Film & Media from Aarhus University. Works as videographer and documentarist.

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.