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Film Screening: The Last Azorean Whalemen
October 11 • 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
The Last Azorean Whalemen Film Showing & Panel Discussion
The Last Azorean Whalemen is a short documentary film which follows a group of Azorean Whalemen in their 70’s in Pico and Faial preserving their rich shared oral history of whaling, survival and friendship.
They are the last living connection to Azorean’s whaling industry and their stories will not disappear.
The documentary shares the natural beauty of Pico and Faial, Azores.
What do they recall of their first experience hunting a whale? What methods did they use? How did they adapt to the whaling life?
For whalemen in the Azores, some of the same questions hold true, but how do they view the new whaling industry – tourism? How do they feel about being whalers? What did they do after whaling was outlawed?
The whalemen in the Azores along with their families are the central characters and narrators of this documentary. The story is told through their eyes.
Directed by Nick Francis & Produced by Luis Filipe Dias