Friday 7th, June – 10:00 a.m. – Studio 43

The silver of the sea

A film by Are Pilskog. Production: Blast Film AS. Norway – 29 min. – 2012 – unreleased.

One of the world’s greatest natural phenomenon takes place every year off the west coast of Norway, as giant herring shoals up to several kilometres long and wide migrate one thousand kilometres. In the wake of the herring follow the hunters; bigger fish, whales, birds and not least man. In “The Silver of the Sea” the local biologist and filmmaker Are Pilskog set out on a journey into the deep to expose this drama. As he follows the destiny of a young puffin chick, whose life is critical to the timing of young herring, the film tells the story of how even the greatest ecosystems of our planet may be vulnerable.