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Laxá Farmers, The
Laxá Farmers, The

Laxá Farmers, The

The Laxá Farmers is about old farmers who 40 years ago blew up a dam to save their valley.

Synopsis

The Laxá Farmers is about old farmers who 40 years ago blew up a dam to save their valley. They had protested for years but were losing the battle and being chased off their land when in the middle of the night they brought out the dynamite. This event marks the birth of environmentalism in Iceland. The farmers won a court case against them by sticking together and all confessing. For 40 years they have never revealed the secret. Until now.

About the film

  • Type: Documentary
  • National Premiere Date: January 24, 2013, Bíó Paradís
  • Length: 64 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Hvellur
  • International Title: Laxá Farmers, The
  • Production Year: 2013
  • Production Countries: Iceland
  • Website: http://www.facebook.com/hvellurheimildamynd
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: HD
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Color: Yes
  • Screening format and subtitles: DCP, Blu-ray

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Festivals

  • Culture Unplugged Festival, 2015
  • Inverness Film Festival, 2015
  • The Northern Film Festival, Leeuwarden, 2015
  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, 2014 - Award: Tilnefnd fyrir heimildarmynd ársins.
  • Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival - Images of the 21st Century, 2014

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