Land Without Arms

A documentary about the perennially controversial issue of the U.S. Nato Base in Iceland. After overing the historical background of the bace, the film deals with the present situation from three different viewpoints: A) The role of the base in the context of international warfare in the North Atlantic and how Iceland would be defended in case of crises; B) The social impact that the presence of these forces has had on everyday life in Iceland, especially the surrounding communities; C) The economical importance of the base in Icelandic society. The film is an objective study of the situation and its author's purpose is to inform rather than influence the viewer.

About the film

  • Type
  • National Premiere Date
    June 23, 1987
  • Length
    90 min. 56 sec.
  • Language
    Icelandic, English
  • Original Title
    Miðnesheiði, saga herstöðvar í herlausu landi
  • International Title
    Land Without Arms
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
  • Premiere TV Channel
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Production Format
  • Color

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