Norway is one of only three nations that still conducts commercial whaling. Decades ago, the fight against whaling helped jump start the modern environmental movement. Today, the issue could tear that coalition apart. "Chasing Giants" explores this contentious issue through the eyes of Norwegians themselves.
Myself and my colleague, Chris Hanson, have been researching international whaling since the winter of 2009 and spent June and July of 2009 in Norway shooting this documentary. We are seniors in the Earth Systems program at Stanford University.
Music credits go to Scott Coello
Stock footage courtesy of Hvalfangstmuseet, Sandefjord, Norway