We urge you to attend a screening of Breach, the first feature documentary film to highlight Iceland's commercial whaling industry. Directed by Jonny Zwick, narrated by Billy Baldwin, and produced by Bow and Arrow films in association with August Road Entertainment and Viceroy films, Breach exposes the country's defiance of international treaties as it continues to hunt whales and trade in whale products.
Iceland is the only country to hunt the endangered fin whale, and has killed 551 of these majestic animals since resuming commercial whaling in 2006. Iceland has also exported more than 5,400 tons of whale products to Japan and elsewhere, some of which ended up as pet treats.
Breach features the activities of Icelandic businessman Kristján Loftsson, CEO of the Hvalur fin whaling company and also chairperson of one of Iceland's largest seafood companies, HB Grandi, which has allowed its premises to be used to cut and process whale meat, in preparation for shipment to Japan.
Through interviews with locals, including whalers, scientists, politicians and conservationists, Breach provides an in-depth look at why whaling companies have been able to continue hunting the world's largest mammals, despite international bans. It also highlights a growing sense by many Icelanders that whaling is unnecessary, and that there is far more to be gained from focusing on whale watching.
Anthology Film Archive
Tuesday, May 5th at 6:00 pm
32 Second Avenue, New York 10003
Purchase tickets at the door or in advance at http://www.nyciff.com/schedules/breach. General admission cost for the film is $10 and $8 for students and senior citizens.
Telephone: (212) 505-5181
If you have not already done so, we also ask you to send a message to seafood companies, telling them to stop supporting Iceland's endangered fin whale hunt, via our "Dear Humanitarian" eAlert on Icelandic whaling, and to please share with family, friends and co-workers, and encourage them to send a message as well.
As always, thank you very much for your help!