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?