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Docs

Booty

Örn Marinó Arnarson, Thorkell Hardarson

When former colonies gain independence, their cultural cornerstones have often become centerpieces in museums of their former colonial masters, that claim ownership. Usually a long struggle for repatriation ensues. There are cases where this has been resolved peacefully - rare cases.

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Bride of Christ

Rakel Gardarsdóttir, Ágústa M. Ólafsdóttir

A unique documentary about the life and thoughts of women who dedicate their lives to the Carmelite convent in Hafnarfjördur, Iceland.

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DIVE: Rituals in Water

Elín Hansdóttir, Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir, Hanna Björk Valsdóttir

At a run down pool by the ocean and the mountains, Snorri a pioneer in infant swimming, welcomes babies all day long, six days a week. He has been there for 25 years, the pool becoming a world of its own where babies dive, stand in his palm, sing and are happy.  

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Eat, Grow, Love

Thórdur Jónsson, Heather Millard

We often ask ourselves, What can I do to contribute to a more sustainable society? The filmmakers travel around the world in search of answers to this question. They discover six individuals, each living in very different climates, that are exploring how the principles of permaculture can lead to sustainability.

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Home Again?

Dögg Mósesdóttir

A mother explores the history of home birth in Iceland and soon finds out she has touched upon a sensitive topic at a time of cut downs in the health care system and questions arise about the role of midwifes in birth and womens rights over their own body in the birthing process. 

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Iceland FC

Róbert Douglas

A look at the culture behind English football in Iceland, how 80% of Icelandic men support a team from another country, the fans that travel from Iceland to watch their favourite teams play every season. The documentary examines how this passion can affect the everyday life of the family, workplace and to what extent the fans go to in order to follow their teams around Europe.

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If These Walls Could Talk....?

Sveinn M. Sveinsson, Helga Guðrún Johnson

A 52 minute documentary about  one of the oldest building in Reykjavík, made from natural rocks 1872,  and the only building in Iceland that was built as a prison until 2016.
The second floor housed the local Police station, the Town Hall and the Supreme Court until 1949. The house was also the home of the prison guards and their families.  

The story will be told by mixing a third person VO and interviews with various people who have come to know the story of and within the building either as prisoners, employees or officials thought the years.  This is also the story of the judiciary system in Iceland from 1874 until this very day. It is very unique that in the center of the capital, in between shops, restaurants and bars, there has been an active prison operating since 1872.

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Kanema´s Song

Anna Thóra Steinthórsdóttir

Kanema's Song is a documentary about a young woman growing up in Reykjavik. By researching her ancestor's musical tradition, Kanema gains a deeper understanding of herself and her African roots.

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Little Moscow

Grímur Hákonarson

The town of Neskaupstadur has been undergoing a lot of transitions in recent years. For half a century the town was ruled by socialists and called “Little Moscow”. These days capitalism has taken over, companies have been privatized and a tunnel is being drilled through the mountain that will open the community to the outside world.

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Ljósmál

Einar Thór Gunnlaugsson

The history of Icelandic lighthouse is brief, but it was only in 1878 when the first lighthouse was built on an Icelandic coastline. Lighthouses in Iceland today are a total of 104, in addition to small harbor lighthouses owned and run by local authorities.

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Love is Simply Love

Björn B. Björnsson

This film tells the story of Johanna Sigurdardottir, the world's first openly lesbian prime minister, and her secret relationship with her spouse Jonina Leosdottir. A relationship that became world famous when Johanna became prime minister of Iceland after the crash in 2008. We also follow the two of them to conferences around the world where Johanna talks about conditions of gay people around the world.

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Mirgorod, a Travel Log

Einar Þór Gunnlaugsson

New Blood

Paweł Ziemilski

“New Blood” is a story of people from a Polish town called Stare Juchy. The village is located in Masuria, often referred as "the land of thousand lakes". Due to an accidental event from the 80s' around 400 people from this village have emigrated to Iceland. Nobody has returned.

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New Hands

Örn Marinó Arnarsson, Thorkell Hardarson

A man who lost his hands in an accident, gets a new pair from a deceased person. It may sound like science-fiction from Hollywood - but this is reality. Gudmundur Felix Gretarsson (b.1974) lost both his arms in an accident while working with high voltage. After a series of operations and infections, the doctors decided to surgically remove the remaining stubs.

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Opus Magni

Steinthór Birgisson

We follow the performance of sequential sculptures by Magnús Pálsson in 2013-2015, woven together with preparatory efforts and toil, errands and discoveries. The artist delves into his own past in the company of his older work, while his road trip with friends through autumn-hued nature moves progressively towards his cottage, Askance, in Dalar county, where the film concludes with a pleasant sigh.

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Science of Play

Þórunn Hafstað

Science of Play is an open-ended sensory exploration of a world of play, where the mundane everyday is colourful, futility has the greatest purpose, risk taking is encouraged, and the imagination is given free leash. Told through a story of a unique kindergarten in Iceland that faces closure, this is a film on the importance of play in a society of speed, efficiency, rationality and  safety regulations.

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Shoes Off

Stefanía Thors

Shoes Off is a documentary about the Reykjavík school of housewives, told from the the teachers and students social standpoint.  People may think that a housewife school is a child of it´s past although it´s studies give a deep insight on Icelandic traditions. 

Exploration of femininity and female status in Iceland.

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Spare Parts

Helga Rakel Rafnsdóttir

The Far Traveller

Jóhann Sigfússon, Anna Dís Ólafsdóttir

When she died, around 1050AD, a little known Viking explorer had become the most travelled woman of the Middle Ages. This Viking woman sailed across the Atlantic Ocean eight times and her travels extended from Iceland, to Greenland, North America, Scandinavia, the British Isles through Europe to the Vatican in Rome. She was rescued by Leif Eiriksson from a shipwreck that earned him the nickname the Lucky. Her name was Gudrídur Thorbjarnardóttir (980-1050AD), called The Far Traveller.

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The Land of Bounty

Ásdís Thoroddsen

The traditional food in Iceland was moulded by harsh nature and the means of storage. The import of raw material was essential but the trade was restricted. Cultural influence from Denmark and USA formed the taste in 20th century but now there are multicultural influences, vegan etc. The Zeitgeist demands that the tradition is redefined as an answer to mass production and globalism.

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The Last Autumn

Yrsa Roca Fannberg

It's Autumn at Krossnes in Árneshreppur, an isolated part of north Iceland, and Úlfar and Oddný  are facing their last Autumn as farmers. Úlfar's family has lived there for centuries with their traditions since Icelandic settlement. He is as much part of the landscape as mount Krossnes itself. But not for very much longer.

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The Vasulka Effect

Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir

Through Fire and Water

Valdimar Leifsson

The film "Through Fire and Water" is about man´s fight against nature´s powerful forces; the volcanic eruption in the Westman Islands in 1973. It's main theme is the people who put their lives at risk by pumping water on flowing lava in order to steer it away from the island´s most important place - its fishing harbour. Thus, they also managed to save some homes of the inhabitants of the islands. A truly courageous rescue achievement, that has never been repeated.

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You Say You Want a Revolution

Hjálmtýr Heiddal, Sigurdur Skúlason

This is the story of the '68 generation in Iceland. Icelanders who were participants in the turmoil that characterized this period tell of their experience, their background and explain the motives behind when thousands of young people fought for their values in defiance of the prevailing attitudes of previous generations.

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