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The Grind Message
Specs: DENMARK | 2018 | 21 min
Filmmaker: Niels Christian Askholm
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.