Where: Porter Memorial Library – Machias, Maine

When: 10/2/2017 at 7:00 p.m.

The Islands and The Whales by Mike Day

Join the Porter Memorial Library and the Machias Valley Film Society for a free screening of The Islands and The Whales before the film airs on POV October 9th. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion led by Tora Johnson, Associate Professor at University of Maine at Machias and author of En­tan­gle­ments: the In­ter­twined ­Fates of Whales and ­Fish­er­men. For more information, visit the library’s website.

The Islands and The Whales Conversation Starter:

One community member challenges the Sea Shepherd crew: “If we are not eating whale meat, what are we supposed to eat instead?” When an activist responds, “just be vegetarian,” the man says, “We can’t grow many things here in the Faroe Islands. Do you think we should go to the supermarket and buy groceries and fruits and vegetables imported from the other side of the world? It pollutes a lot.” Others point out that whale meat is an important supplement to the diets of people with limited incomes. Under these circumstances, is it reasonable for marine conservation activists to demand that the Faroe Island whale hunts end?

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POV Staff
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.