The excellent Blackport series lands on Arte from March

The Icelandic event series Blackport, with Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir and Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, will be broadcast on Arte from March 23.

Grand Prix Mania Series 2021 (richly deserved), Blackport (8 x 50 minutes) is set in the mid-1980s, when the establishment of fishing quotas led to the enrichment of the whole country, and in particular of the Harpa family who will build an empire for themselves, even if it means losing everything that is most essential in the process.

A new series not to be missed

The first co-production of the Arte channel with Iceland, the series is an unfiltered social and political satire that exploits all facets of humor with delight, from burlesque to tragedy and farce. If the series arrives on Arte from March 23, the most impatient will still be able to see it in preview and in full from March 16 on Arte TV.

About whales in Iceland

Less funny, on the other hand, after a four-year break, whaling was again authorized in Iceland in 2022, on a quota basis and for the moment until 2024. In the meantime, the frozen country has put in place measures to take animal suffering into account and greater transparency with the control authorities. A certain advance when certain studies quoted by Geo magazine affirm “that a whale hit by an explosive harpoon took up to 25 minutes to die. The agony of whales is long and painful at sea, suffering that is completely unacceptable for farmed animals.”