In 1977 Brian Davies, head of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, took Brigitte Bardot to Newfoundland to protest against seal hunting. The unwilling protagonists of this story are the inhabitants of the islands North of Outports whose images, broadcast worldwide, became synonymous with brutality. This film is about their story. In an attentive and measured contribution to the debate on seal hunting in Canada, Anne Troake makes a portrait of Newfoundland culture. She investigates the concept of ecology and preservation through the story of her family, descendants of the British colonist of the 18th century. In a community that is shaped by environment and seasons, hunting has for centuries provided the main source of sustenance. By mixing ethnography, politics and also a bit of poetry, Anne Troake meditates on this population that is stubbornly struggling to preserve its place in the world. An interview conducted with the director’s grand-mother conveys a sense of wisdom in the film and opens up a serene and balanced debate on ecology, environmental protest, preservation of traditions and different life options.