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The Wildscreen Festival is the world’s leading international festival celebrating and advancing storytelling about the natural world. Held every two years, the Wildscreen Festival brings together the wildlife film, tv and photography community to transform the craft of natural world storytelling across platforms and across audiences. Through an unrivalled programme of events including workshops, masterclasses, screenings and sessions, it shares the inside track on emerging trends and is the most powerful platform for emerging talent to break into the industry.  It is also the home of the illustrious Wildscreen Panda Awards or ‘Green Oscars’ honouring the most remarkable achievement in the craft of natural world filmmaking and storytelling.

The Wildscreen Festival 2016 will take place 10-14 October 2016 in Bristol, UK. Further information is available at www.wildscreen.org and delegate tickets are on sale now from Eventbrite.

Please note that the programme is being updated daily as guest availability changes. Wildscreen reserves the right to make such updates to the programme and timings, and will endeavour to make those changes as quickly as possible.

The majority of events have a limited numbers of seats. Entrance is permitted on a first-come-first-served basis at the venue door. For particularly high-profile events, you may be asked to RSVP to secure your seat beforehand. Details will be sent to you in advance.

The programme include both industry events, which are included in the price of your day or week delegate pass, and public events that anyone is welcome to attend. 

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Sunday, October 9 • 20:00 - 21:30
The Islands and the Whales
In their remote home in the North Atlantic the Faroe Islanders have always eaten what nature could provide, proud to put local food on the table. The land yields little, so they have always relied on harvesting their seas. Hunting whales and seabirds kept them alive for generations, and gave them the way of life they love; a life they would pass on to their children. But today they face a grave threat to this tradition. A local doctor makes a grim discovery that their beloved whales are toxic, contaminated by the outside world. What once secured their survival now endangers their children and the Faroe Islanders must make a choice between health and tradition.


A production by Intrepid Cinema

Wildscreen Panda Award nomination: Impact Award

Guidance: Contains some distressing scenes

Warm clothing and sensible shoes are strongly recommended for this event. Please note that Arnos Vale Cemetery is not a fully accessible site, and there is limited parking. Use public transport, cycle or walk if possible. If you would like further information on accessing the site and buildings please contact bookings@arnosvale.org.uk

Witness the Wild is kindly supported by Bournemouth University, The Bristol Bike Project, Film Hub SWWM, Minirig, Southville Deli and U-Drive Van Hire.

Sunday October 9, 2016 20:00 - 21:30
Arnos Vale Cemetery West Lodge, Bath Rd, Bristol BS4 3EW