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Dreamland

Þorfinnur Guðnason & Andri Snær Magnason / Iceland / 2009 / 89 ' / English - Icelandic / S.T. English

Credits

Eva Lind Höskuldsdóttir
Þorfinnur Guðnason, Guðmundur Bjartmarsson, Hjalti Stefánsson & Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson
Sigurður Gísli Pálmason, Hanna Björk Valsdóttir, Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, Þórir Snær Sigurjónsson, Hlín Jóhannesdóttir & Svanhildur Thors
Based on a book by: Andri Snær Magnason

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A moving and inspiring political film about the fight over Iceland's resources.

Synopsis

How much unspoiled nature should we preserve and what do we sacrifice for clean, renewable energy? Dreamland gradually turns into a disturbing picture of corporate power taking over small communities. Dreamland is a film about a nation standing at cross-roads. Leading up to the country’s greatest economic crisis, the government started the largest mega project in the history of Iceland, to build the biggest dam in Europe to provide Alcoa cheap electricity for an aluminum smelter in the rugged east fjords of Iceland. Today Iceland is left holding a huge dept and an uncertain future. In Dreamland a nation with abundance of choices gradually becomes caught up in a plan to turn its wilderness and beautiful nature into a massive system of hydro-electric and geothermal power plants with dams and reservoirs. Clean energy brings in polluting industry and international corporations. It’s the dark side of green energy.

 

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