Íslenska

Give Us This Day

This one winter's day encapsulates a thousand years fishing and seamanship in Iceland. We gain an insight into an inner and outer world, where manual labour, man's beliefs in nature, Christianity, superstition and even magic are interwoven.

We are questioned if we could imagine how this world of the rowing boat crew, wich reflects the ancient class-divided society, really looked like? How did they percive the nature around them, their God in this nature, it's unstable weather conditions, it's harshness when they go to sea to harvest its riches to make it possible for themselves as well as their nation to keep on living on the edge of the habitable world? Here we are face to face with the very foundation of fishing nation's culture.

About the film

  • Type
    Documentary
  • Length
    58 min. 43 sec.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Íslands þúsund ár
  • International Title
    Give Us This Day
  • Production Year
    1997
  • Production Countries
    Iceland
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes

Crew

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 1998
    Menningarverðlaun DV