フェロー諸島の現実 太地町と姉妹都市

フェロー諸島の現実 太地町と姉妹都市


the Faroe Islands are famous for their
spectacular beauty and remoteness but it’s the Islanders annual hunt of
pilot whales that sticks in most people’s memories we will allow this
pods are driven onto one of 17 narrow bays by small boats for slaughter the
meet shared among those Islanders who continued to eat it near universal
condemnation has led the Faroes to resist recent attempts by journalists
and filmmakers to access the hunt but in a new documentary five years in the
making Scottish filmmaker Mike day succeeded my
job was to not sanitize our sensationalized the hunt and previously
a lot of the coverage had been to to simply demonize or simplify the story
there but for me there was a much bigger story the the blood and the waters drew
attention to indeed day’s film isn’t really about the hunt it’s about a way
of life far more intimately connected to nature than most of ours it’s not a campaigning film but through
an outsider’s lens life on the Pharaohs magnifies the environmental problems of
the planet beyond and this was this fog and microcosm up there that we could
really look at so many different layers of what we’re facing and don’t wanna
look at in our own society they were the first on the front line because they put
more of their food on the table with their own hands so they see the plastic
in their stomachs and they have a local doctor who’s dedicated thirty years of
his life to studying the effects of this long-term low-dose exposure to
contaminants I have followed answer since birth then we have followed her by
taking blood samples and here at age 7 14 22 and now 28 and now he has got
children also professor Paul way is the island head of public health his studies
document the rising levels of toxins like mercury and PCBs in whale meat and
how they’re accumulating in Islanders who regularly eat whale the contaminants
are produced by heavy industry far from the Pharaohs what becomes clear is a
conflict among Islanders themselves about how long their traditions can and
should continue what it doesn’t or you know it hook to the other fishermen
don’t eat somewhere out of equal mo you cannot switch our fish to near miss
narrow ground a to ELISA I will get down in the water between a knife and a whale
I spent my whole career walking into the middle of problems and stopping them and
this will be no different in reality external criticism may have reinforced a
commitment to whaling anti-whaling charity sea shepherd bought chairwoman
Pamela Anderson to the Pharaohs she made you kill the whale why would you need to
put a whale why would you need to kill anything the group’s widely-publicized attempt to
prevent the killing created a very different kind of Baywatch generating
among the Islanders were nude enthusiasm for the hunt if a ship from Iran came up
the Thames and said you’re not allowed to eat pork because we don’t we think
it’s sinful they’re intelligent animals and they picketed our pork farms people
would probably lighten the Thames and protest and bacon rolls so there was a
similar knee-jerk cultural reaction after Delia fearing a delivery partner
to once an addictive fats are cited mean damn among sinful mommy CH there a fan
of among so clearing a specific where English or activity
a partner to also the film shows that privately most Faroe Islanders accept
the days of whaling and puffins hunting are coming to an end I didn’t set out to
make an environmental film I went to the islands to capture a way of life that I
thought was vanishing and now I discovered it was vanishing because of
our way of life and the fact that we were polluting the oceans so much that
this pristine archipelago up there in the North was contaminated while their traditions may belong in the
past like many other remote outposts of humanity the Faroes are some of the
first to witness dangerous environmental realities coming to us all

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