OAK STORIES

FAROE ISLANDS

NORDEN vol. 02

All islands or archipelagos, as opposed to continental areas, have something in common regardless of where they are located: a huge body of water unequivocally marks their borders, establishing spatial boundaries that are immovable in time, and isolating them from their neighbors.

The Faroese are faced with two options: to stay in their homeland, and accept what this entails, or to leave in search of new opportunities and a different lifestyle. The ultimate choice of the Faroese, therefore, is existential. Those who endure the hardships of isolation, or on the contrary, those who enjoy the tranquillity of what is a true 'outpost' of humanity, make up the culture of the islands, drawing and defining in turn the type of society it is today.

A kind of tribe, in which community and family play a very important role. In the Faroe Islands, the weight of traditions is so excessive and rigid that - unable to stop the phenomenon of globalization - dilemmas and problems closely linked to homophobia, gender equality, or xenophobia inevitably arise.

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Discover NORDEN

"NORDEN" is a long-term documentary project developed by OAK stories that seeks to address in-depth, the contrasts and contradictions around those territories in Northern Europe which we consider idyllic.

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Finland

2012-2015

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Faroe 

2017-2018

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Norway

2017-X

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Denmark

2017-X

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Iceland

2017-2019

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Sweden

2017-X

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Alan

2017-X

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Greenland

2017-X

Partners

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FAROE TEAM

This documentary project was developed with the efforts of a multidisciplinary team composed by

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Guillem Trius

Photographer / Journalist

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Alex Rodal

Chief Research Officer / Criminologist