From Turfhouses to Technology

When the first Icelandic engineer returned to Iceland from his studies in Denmark a hundred years ago most Icelanders lived in great poverty in dark turf houses as thet had done for centuries. One could hardly speak of any roads, only some trails formed through the centuries by man and animals. There where no bridges over the rivers, only one lighthouse and no man-made harbour to speak of. This documentary shows the evoliution of technology in Iceland and the great changes that the society has undergone since the first engineer arrived with new ideas and knowledge that has turned Iceland tino a highly modern society in a very short span of time.

About the film

  • Type
  • Length
    60 min.
  • Language
  • Original Title
    Frá torfkofa til tæknialdar
  • International Title
    From Turfhouses to Technology
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Production Format
    SP betacam

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