• A Taste of Whale
  • A Taste of Whale

A Taste of Whale

by Vincent Kelner Documentary Competition

The slaughtering of pilot whales has been part of Faroe Island culture for over 600 years. Although killing the animals as a means of securing the population's existence has long since ceased to be necessary, whaling is still practiced with pride. However, critical voices are becoming louder, not only from international animal protection organisations such as "Sea Shepherd", but also from the island's own inhabitants. After all, with the dangerously high levels of mercury in whale meat, it's not only the lives of the animals, but also the health of the people that is at stake. Filmmaker Vincent Kelner uses impressive footage to bring the whales' habitat tangibly close and explores the different levels of a heated conflict from several perspectives.

Age rating: from 12 years

About the director(s)

The French journalist and cameraman Vincent Kelner has spent the past 20 years travelling the world for French television. Among other things, he has worked as a director on the documentary series HORS SÉRIE (2010) and MÉDECINES D'AILLEURS (2014). A TASTE OF WHALE, his debut feature-length documentary film, had its world premiere at CPH:DOX.
Filmography (selection): A Taste of Whale (doc, 2022) | Médecines d'ailleurs (TV series, doc, 2014) | Hors Série (TV series, doc, 2010)

About the director(s)
  • Genre: DOC: Environment & Nature
  • Country, Year: France, 2022
  • Runtime: 85 Min
  • Languages: Faroese, English, French
  • Subtitles: English, German
  • Director: Vincent Kelner
  • Cast: Jens Mortan Rasmussen, Rigmor Rasmussen, Petur Rasmussen, Sonni Rasmussen, Karstin Otto Í Króki Rasmussen, Tórik Ábraham Rouah
  • Screenplay: Vincent Kelner
  • Cinematography: Vincent Kelner
  • Editor: Olivier Marzin
  • Sound: Vincent Kelner
  • Music: Merryn Jeann
  • Producer: Rémi Grellety
  • Production Company: Warboys
  • World Sales: Films Boutique
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