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The Archipelago

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Year of participation 2016
Program Documentary Competition

The Archipelago
Producer(s) Benjamin Huguet
Director(s) Benjamin Huguet
Script Benjamin Huguet
Director of Photography Benjamin Huguet
Music by Antonio Nardi
Sound Rob Malone
Edit Neil Lenthall
Production company(-ies) Bishop House production - Unit 201, E2 9QH, 449 Bethnal Green Road, London, UK
 

Synopsis

The Faroe Islands: a remote group of wildly beautiful islands, battered by the ever-changing weather patterns of the North Atlantic. It is a community in transition, connected to the modern world and its technology, yet also a place where people and nature are linked in ways they have been for generations. For centuries the Faroese have lived proudly off the natural resources that surround them – a pact between mankind and the wilderness based on balance and self-sustainability. True to their traditional customs, the modern Faroese continue to hunt the pilot whales. This non-commercial, but controversial practice has long been under the scrutiny of western society, and now the International NGO Sea Shepherd announces its biggest anti-whaling campaign to date. The clash between these two opposing ecological visions could well change the face of the archipelago forever.

Awards
Best Student Film Award, Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK, 2015, David L. Wolper Student Award, IDA Awards, Los Angeles, 2015, Audience Award, Sehsüchte, Potsdam, Germany, 2016‏, Best Short Documentary, Special Mention, FIFE, Paris, 2016, Jury Prize, Pêcheurs du Monde FF, France, 2016, Gaia Student Film Award, BIFED, Turkey, 2015

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