Ten men from the Isle of Lewis in Scotland set sail for Sula Sgeir, a desolate island in the Atlantic Ocean. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they journey through storms to hunt gannets, a prized delicacy in Ness. The men spend two exhausting weeks on the uninhabited rock, sleeping in stone huts amongst ruins left by Celtic monks a thousand years ago. They work ceaselessly, catching, killing and salting 2000 birds using traditional methods before returning home with this rare meat so cherished by the people of Ness. These are the last men allowed to hunt seabirds in the EU and the UK and for 50 years this ancient tradition has remained hidden from the cameras. The Guga Hunters of Ness is poetic, haunting, its beautiful imagery making it hard to look away. It's rare to see a story so effectively combine this evocative romance with the rough reality of working men's lives.
Not suitable for children under 12 years
Important: This film is not suitable for children under 12 years.
Event times / locations
Sunday 2 June 2019 at 5:30 PM
Globe 2, Globe Theatre