22 Aug '11, 12pm

Exclusive: ‘The Whale’ Director Talks About World Premiere in Whaling Community

Exclusive: ‘The Whale’ Director Talks About World Premiere in Whaling Community

On Saturday the new documentary ‘The Whale,’ a film about an orphaned orca named Luna looking for human friendship, premiered in the capital of the Faroe Islands, Tórshavn. Why not L.A.? N.Y.? A place where celebrities could line up on the red carpet to show their support? The film is narrated by Ryan Reynolds and has Scarlet Johansson as an executive producer so they’re not exactly lacking star power. Turns out it was a decision to further the cause. The Faroe Islands are known for their annual pilot whale hunt. About 800 pilot whales are killed each year for food, even though the Islands’ medical officers have warned that the whale meat contains dangerous levels of mercury, PCBs and DDT residues. However, at this point, the hunt is still considered to have cultural significance. The Faroese Animal Protection Organization invited ‘The Whale’ to premiere on the island to b...

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