Four Years of Access to Whale Hunts: Director Mike Day on The Islands and the Whales

The Islands and the Whales, which recently had its North American theatrical premiere at IFC Center and broadcast premiere on Pov, is one of the most innovative documentaries on marine conservation I’ve seen in years. Director Mike Day is carving out a niche for himself by addressing the interstices where traditional cultures butt against modern conservationist ideals, resulting in nuanced interactions that defy expectations. The Islands and the Whales, for instance, shows the people of the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic — Viking descendants who have lived off of the sea for generations — and how they are struggling […]
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