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Laxá Farmers, The

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
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    HD
  • Aspect Ratio
    16:9
  • Color
    Yes
  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP, Blu-ray

Festivals

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