To Kill A Whale


Animals kill animals. People kill animals. Whaling on Faroe Islands is a controversial subject and is highly discussed among environmental activists. Each year they try to stop whaling. Nonetheless, the country keeps this ancient tradition alive. Each year the media covers this bloodbath. But what lies behind this tradition? Sustainable whaling in a globalized world. Is it a sustainable alternative to imported meat? This film, shot on 16mm, examines the relation(ship) between mankind and nature. A poetic reflection on killing. Is it possible to understand the meaning of killing without depicting the act of slaughtering?

Year: 2015
Length: 19 min.

Director: Marina Hufnagel, Kristina Kilian
Director of Photography:
Lilli Pongratz

Idea: Marina Hufnagel, Kristina Kilian
Marina Hufnagel, Kristina Kilian
Production Management:
Martin Kosok

Produced by: DREIFILM / HFF Munich

Open City Docs London 2015
Green Film Fest South Korea 2015
People and Environment Festival Irkutsk 2015