Helgi Felixson
God Bless Iceland
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God Bless Iceland

God Bless Iceland

Helgi Felixson

2009
90 min.
Iceland, Germany and Sweden
Icelandic and English
Subtitles: Catalan, English and Spanish

Iceland, one of the most prosperous nations in the world, becomes a metaphor for the global crisis and a proof for the uncontrollably of raging capitalism.

Datasheet

Show
Direction
Helgi Felixson
Sound
Ingvar Lunberg
Distribution
DocsBarcelona Distribution
Production
Titti Johnson, Helgi Felixson
Film Editing
Steffi Thors
Music
Hilmar Örn
Synopsis

The financial crisis has hit the core existence of no other country as hard as the small nation of Iceland: A country, that in the last years has been one of the most prosperous nations in the world, suddenly becomes a metaphor for the global crisis and a proof for the uncontrollably of raging turbo-capitalism. In the last months the world is shown a series of dramatic pictures: Outraged demonstrators in the center of Reykjavik, finally the resignation of leaders in banks and government as well as the election in May 2009. God Bless Iceland tells the story of the financial crisis in Iceland, diving into the very real and daily confrontations of the calamity, which undermined not only the economy of Iceland but the very identity of the small island nation as well.

About the direction
Helgi Felixson

Helgi Felixson

Director

Helgi Felixson va néixer a Reykjavík, Islàndia, però va rebre educació en teatre i cinema a Suècia....

DocsBarcelona Trajectory

2010
DocsBarcelona Festival
Edició 2010
2010
Docs del Mes · August
Edició 2010

Awards and festivals

IDFA
The Netherlands, 2009
One World Human Rights Film Festival
Czech Republic, 2010
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