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A SONG CALLED HATE selected for the Nordic Documentary Competition at Göteborg Film Festival

A Song Called Hate by Anna Hildur is nominated for the Dragon Award Best Nordic Documentary at Göteborg Film Festival in Sweden. The festival will be held in a digital format from January 29 - February 8 and is the largest film festival in the Nordic countries.

The film has also been selected for DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival and will have its Finnish premiere on January 29. The festival will take place online on January 29 - February 2.

A Song Called Hate is directed and produced by Anna Hildur and executive produced by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard. The documentary centers around the performance art group Hatari, who made headlines at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. 

A Song Called Hate

In this provocative documentary, Anna Hildur follows the band on their journey from Reykjavik to Tel Aviv and Palestine. On making the film Hildur says "Making this documentary was a challenging and life-changing journey. Seeing young artists making a stand and attempting to create a meaningful debate through their art gives me hope, and hope is precious.”

Hatari, an anticapitalist, BDSM techno band, were chosen to represent Iceland at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel. They turn heads and open minds with their in-your-face performance. But with 200 million people watching worldwide, Hatari found themselves unable to ignore the pressing politics of the Israel-Palestine conflict – so they resolved to make a difference. But will their message be able to pierce the shiny bubble of Eurovision?

Six films are nominated for the Dragon Award Best Nordic Documentary in 2021. The winner receives services from the post production company Chimney for a value of SEK 250,000, which makes the prize one of the largest in the Nordic countries for a documentary film.

International sales for A Song Called Hate are being handled by LevelK.