“You have peppered your story with pro comments while having the whole tone, from the headline on, focusing on the animal rights concept of ending the hunt”, says Jim Winter in his newest piece on anti-sealing activity in the USA, UK and EU.
How ironic then that people who live their lives worlds away from the source of their food, and who seem to consider the wilderness as a colossal petting zoo populated by furry four legged humans who can’t talk, should preach to them about respect for nature.
The Faroe Islands, Newfoundland-Labrador, and Quebec’s Magdalen Islands and North Shore have things in common: relative isolation, small populations, distinctive cultures, and a dependency on limited natural resources.
I was born in the late 50′ies in the Faroe Islands. At that time we pretty much had a subsistence way of life in this remote place on earth with a hostile climate and an environment that humans could never hope to survive in without eating animals.
As simple as the sentence in this header may sound, the more difficult it seems to many to comprehend what it really means. I came to think about that, when I tried to answer some questions I got today in an E-mail from an Australian journalist.
Maria Tórgarð won the Audience Award at Geytin 2018 – Faroese Film Awards – for her short film ”Manden med bleen” while Trygvi Danielsen won the ”Geyta Award” for his experimental – and polarizing – short film ”111 góðir dagar”