How a small group of activists exposes the Icelandic whaling industry.

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About the film

Despite the existence of an international moratorium on all commercial whaling operations, Iceland has allowed its whalers to kill 154 fin and 229 minke whales each year. Paradoxically, while Iceland’s growing whale watching industry brings tens of thousands of tourists to Iceland each year, Iceland’s whalers continue to decimate the same whale populations. Motivated by an abhorrence for the unconscionable slaughter of some of nature’s most majestic animals, the activists of Hard To Port embark on a journey to Iceland with the aim of launching the first phase of their ‘Whaler Watching’ campaign and of disrupting the whaling season. ‘184’ portrays the actions and findings of Hard To Port’s two week journey to Iceland in the summer of 2015.

About Hard to Port

htp_logo_150pxHard to Port is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to work toward ending the commercial whale hunt in Iceland. The organization was born out of a spontaneous tourist protest aimed at denouncing the inhumane killing of fin and minke whales off the Icelandic coast. To learn more visit:


bri_logoMarc Pierschel is a sociologist, filmmaker and author from Muenster, Germany. He is the director of ‘EDGE’ (2009), ‘Live and let live’ (2013), ‘184’ (2016) and the forthcoming documentary ‘The End of Meat’. Find out more about his films on

What you can do

Hard To Port is run entirely by passionate volunteers who dedicate their leisure time to the protection of marine wildlife. The success of Hard To Port’s projects and campaign efforts greatly depends on donations. To make a financial contribution please visit

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