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.
"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.