Northern Norway: The island of Røst is part of the Lofoten archipelago and has a population of approx. 600 poeple. Røst has been inhabited for hundreds of years and is a traditional fishing community. The sea is rich with life, and the world's largest deep water coral reef is located west of Røst. Since the 15th century stockfish (dried fish) has been exported to Italy. Now the oil companies and many politicians want to search for oil in these waters. Conservationists want to ban oil exploration in this area, fearing pollution and oil spills. Wind turbines will be going up in the near future too, both on the island and further along the Lofoten coast.
In this short film we meet Oddleif Torsteinsen, a fisherman and sheep farmer.