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SHOTLIST Vagar Island, Klaksv�k – 20 April, 2008 1. Wide of fjord 2. Pan of fjord Streymoy Island, Torshavn – 20 April, 2008 3. Zoom out of traditional Faroese grass roof house 4. Close of window 5. Close of Grass roofs 6. Close of grass 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) John Eysturoy, local historian and Faroe Islands Enterprise Guide “The grass is something that was here when the Vikings came here or may be even the monks started with the grass roofs, we don’t know. They where the first settlers on the Faroes the monks, the Irish monks, then the Vikings came 1700s late 1800s.” 8. Close of grass 9. Zoom in of grass roof 10. Close of traditional building 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) John Eysturoy, local historian and Faroe Islands Enterprise Guide “A house with a grass roof is quite a fantastic house to be in during a rough storm and hailey evening. In the evening it is quite fantastic. It just stands quite steady and easily on the ground because of the weight of the grass roof.” 12. Wide of new build house design 13. Close of building tools 14. Mid of house owner 15. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jacob Mittyord, house owner and builder “There are two reasons (why he is using a grass roof) the first is the aesthetic look. We wanted the grass roof to look nice and the second is the tradition. It is an old tradition in the Faroe islands so we asked our architect to get some solutions where we could combine the new style with the old fashion.” 16. Various of new build house design 17. Zoom in of grass roof 18. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jacob Mittyord, House owner and builder “The problem is that it is (grass roof) quite heavy. On our roofs we have two […]

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