The Islands and the Whales


  • Intrepid Cinema

Project summary

The Islands and the Whales is a film about the people of the Faroe Islands, their reliance on hunting whales and the impact that pollution has had on their lives.
We will organise a series of screenings in cinemas, community venues and workplaces across the UK with panel discussions about the issues raised in the film with scientific experts. The post-screening discussions will be live-streamed online and to the other screenings and recorded to increase the reach of our public engagement. 
The aim of the project is to engage audiences in understanding how biomedical knowledge can be used to improve public health, even when there is strong cultural resistance to the policies proposed.