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Draumalandið (2010)

Icelandic politicians and businesses try to lure aluminum production to the island country.
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Icelandic politicians and businesses try to lure aluminum production to the island country.

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30 January 2010 (Sweden)  »

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A Very Important and Sad Film
30 January 2010 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This film had me in tears as the end credits were running. It had a lot of stunning images of the Icelandic landscape from start to finish, but the one scene that I still see before me, was of a goose sitting on her eggs in her nest, as the land was flooded, and the bird's attempts to stay her ground even as the eggs started to float away. I guess that symbolized the innocent victims of voracious greed, and greed was the main character and villain of this film.

The story is about how Iceland has become the bitch of outside economical interests, how the leaders of the country have been duped to exploit the country's natural resources, just so a powerful aluminum cooperation, Alcoa, can make a huge profit on Iceland's cheap energy prices.

To get the cheap energy the untouched wilderness needs to be destroyed, dams built, rivers exploited, the land flooded. The film tells the story with passion, great insight and fantastic images, and hopefully it will have some impact on the people who see it, it certainly did on me.


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