Íslenska

Ash

On April 14th 2010 the earth opened up for the second time in less than a month at Eyjafjallajökull in Southern Iceland. The volcanic eruption melted the ice cap, flooded the nearby farms and spewed 70 tons of ash into the stratosphere per second and disrupted air traffic throughout Northern Europe. It forced many flight cancellations and stranded thousands of passengers. The disruption captured the world’s attention. When the airlines resumed their normal routes and headlines started to fade, the farmers under the volcano were fighting for their livestock and livelihood as they still are today.
The film ‘ASH’ follows three farming families living under the volcano over the course of a year to see the effect of the ash on their lives and livelihood. It is a character-driven creative documentary about the aftermath under the volcano.

About the film

  • Type
    Documentary
  • Length
    95 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Aska
  • International Title
    Ash
  • Production Year
    2013
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    HDV, HD
  • Aspect Ratio
    16:9
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Stereo
  • Screening format and subtitles
    Digibeta, HDCam, DCP, English subtitles

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 2016
    Mirgorod Film Festival, Poltava, Úkraína
  • 2015
    Bright Nights: The Baltic-Nordic Film Festival
  • 2014
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Nominated for Documentary of the year.
  • 2014
    Nordic Lights Film Festival
  • 2014
    Nordic Heritage Museum
  • 2014
    The Northern Film Festival, Leeuwarden, Holland
  • 2014
    Nordox Nordic Documentary Film Festival, Beijing, China
  • 2014
    Nordic/Docs
  • 2013
    Nordisk Panorama, Malmö, Sweden
  • 2013
    Nordic Filmdays Lübeck, Germany
  • 2013
    Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival (Images of the 21st Century), Greece