‘As long as they talk about you, don’t worry, but when they stop talking about you it’s time to wake up’. This is how Gert Hansen describes the conditions for living in a small island community like Christiansø.
The film ‘Island in the Sea’ is a narrative about the value of things close to you, about a symbiotic relationship between man and nature and the profound and strong love for an island. Living pictures of the rough nature are intervowen with intense portraits of the islanders. Short stories about life as an islander merge with the sounds of nature in a musical structure and leave the viewer with a sense of what life is like on Christiansø. A journey in a bygone life from an isolated part of Denmark.