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18 August 2011 (Iceland) See more »
RAX is a photographer who has made a career of capturing the human faces of climate change, and the vanishing lifestyles of the Far North. | Add synopsis »
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Ragnar Axelsson ... Ragnar Axelsson

Directed by
Magnús Viðar Sigurðsson  (as Magnús V. Sigurðsson)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Margrét Jónasdóttir 

Produced by
Christian Beetz .... co-producer
Margrét Jónasdóttir .... producer
Magnús Viðar Sigurðsson .... executive producer (as Magnús V. Sigurðsson)
Kjartan Þór Þórðarson .... executive producer
Original Music by
Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson 
Cinematography by
Arnar Thor Thorisson  (as Arnar Þór Þórisson)
Film Editing by
Jakob Halldorsson 
Editorial Department
Jóhannes Tryggvason .... colorist
Jóhannes Tryggvason .... on-line editor
Other crew
Ingibjörg Ásmundsdóttir .... production assistant
Harpa Elísa Þórsdóttir .... production assistant

Production CompaniesDistributors
  • ITVS (2011) (USA) (TV)

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Also Known As:
"Andlit norðursins" - Iceland (original title)
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Iceland:90 min
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Fascinating life journey of a photographer, 8 May 2015
Author: marklear-1 from Australia

This film is a summary of the life of a photographer, who has visited several communities in the Arctic (especially in Iceland and Greenland) over decades. Each time he has gone, he has taken lots (and lots) of photos, and documents the changes to these societies very well. He has a particular passion for black and white photography, and a preference for film over digital. That said, there are many, many stunning images of the striking scenery of these countries, as well as those of the characters, families and communities he visits for us. It is clear that he is well- known to these peoples, and they enjoy his company, even though his own lifestyle is quite different from theirs. The changes occurring in these communities and in their people is clear for all of us to see, and each of us has to develop our own reactions to what is told. While some images will be challenging for some people, there is nothing in this film that is gratuitous - we have no doubt about where the future is going. The film's title tells us that. We even see some spectacular volcanic scenery in one segment. It is 90 minutes well spent watching the big screen images of these countries, their agriculture, towns, wilderness and lifestyles with a person who has the passion and knowledge to make it work.

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