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The Grind Message

Specs: DENMARK | 2018 | 21 min
Filmmaker: Niels Christian Askholm 
Theme: species

The Grind, the annual whale harvest in the Faroe Islands, washes the shores red with the blood of pilot whales; the tradition dates back nearly half a millenium for a once vital food source.  Now in the 21st century is it a slaughter or a means of survival?  Director Niels Christian Askholm presents various perspectives on the big screen in this objective contemplation of holding on to a tradition that is no longer necessary for survival.  WARNING: Some graphic scenes.