Faroe Islands: A Message from the Sea
Tune in this Tuesday, June 26, 2007 for the latest broadcast of FRONTLINE/World on PBS (9pm nationwide, but check local listings). In this hour is a piece that I shot and co-produced about the Faroe Islands, a remote and beautiful place in the north Atlantic Ocean, where the people are descended from Vikings and live a life that’s close to the land and sea. In “Faroe Islands: A Message from the Sea” we explore how a Faroese doctor’s research into the effects of methyl mercury is affecting the centuries-old tradition of whaling that is practiced there.
In working on this story, I spent a month in the Faroe Islands with my husband Greg and our younger daughter Medina. Greg’s landscape photography is featured on the FRONTLINE/World website, where you can also listen to Faroese music, watch the entire broadcast, or leave a comment.
Producers: Serene Fang, Monica Lam
Camera: Monica Lam
Reporter/Editor: Serene Fang