The Faroe Islands: a gathering of dramatically weathered islands in the vast North Atlantic Sea. While it is a society connected to modern norms and technologies, it is also a place where people and nature are intrinsically interlinked. For centuries the Faroeses have proudly lived mainly off the natural resources at their immediate disposal : a pact between mankind and the wilderness based on balance and self-sustainability. True to methods long practiced, this includes hunting the pilot whales. This film is a portrait of a nation that for many years has lived undisturbed, but is now forced to explain and defend their way of living, as the International organization Sea Shepherd announces its largest anti-whaling campaign to date.