Although most of the world has left whaling behind, Norwegians cling to the tradition. A new documentary invites discussion about Norway’s whaling traditions, the use of whales as food and the subsidies the government uses to prop up a dying industry.
BERGEN, Norway – You hear the noise of an ambulance and you know that something is wrong. The medical workers are taking to the hospital another victim of a drug overdose. But the shabby man is shaking his head. He is grumbling about something:
“Why did you call them? Do you know how much money I have paid for it?” he says.