God Bless Iceland / GUÐ BLESSI ÍSLAND

The financial crisis has hit the core existence of no other country as hard as the small nation of Iceland: A country, that in the last years has been one of the most prosperous nations in the world, suddenly becomes a metaphor for the global crisis and a proof for the uncontrollability of raging turbo-capitalism.
In the last months the world is shown a series of dramatic pictures: Outraged demonstrators in the centre of Reykjavik, finally the resignation of leaders in banks and government as well as the election in May 2009.
GOD BLESS ICELAND tells the story of the financial crisis in Iceland, diving into the very real and daily confrontations of the calamity, which undermined not only the economy of Iceland but the very identity of the small island nation as well.

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Details

Country of Production
Iceland / Germany / Sweden

Year of Production
2009

Format
Digi Beta Pal

Length
58 / 70 / 95 min

Director
Helgi Felixson

Production
Felixfilm in co-production with ma.ja.de. filmproduktion, Irisfilm, NDR / ARTE, SVT, RUV, in association with YLE, DR TV and TV2 Norway

Original Language
Icelandic

Subtitles
English, German, Swedish

Festivals / Awards

One World Human Rights FF Prague 2010
Int. Insular Film Festival Groix 2010
INTERNAZIONALE Newsmagazine’s Festival Ferrara and Rome 2010
Docpoint IDF Helsinki 2011