TALK: THE HISTORY OF WHALING IN THE FAROESE HOUSE
For many years the Faroe Islands have come under fire from various animal rights organisations for their tradition of whaling. In recent years, health experts have joined the chorus of critics. But whale meat has been an essential part of the Faroese diet for centuries – since they settled on the islands – and is a big part of Faroese history, tradition and identity. Before the screening at the Faroese House, you can meet former chairman of Grindamannafelag (Pilot Whalers’ Organisation) Hans Jákup Hermansen, who will give an introduction to the history of whaling, while you enjoy a meal of Faroese food (not whale). After the screening he together with the director of the film, Vincent Kelner, will answer questions from the audience.