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Directed by Eileen Jerrett

Seattle 2013 80 mins. In English

VISITING ARTIST—Blueberry soup, an Icelandic comfort food, is an apt metaphor for this insightful documentary that explores the unique and devastating situation of a country gone bankrupt. In the aftermath of the 2008 economic collapse in Iceland, the Nordic island country undertook the revolutionary task of rewriting their constitution. With a lens on the impacts the process has on the cultural landscape, Jerrett’s film interweaves interviews with a local fisherman, members of the constitutional council, Icelandic music stars, and journalists, displaying a proud nation whose people have endured turbulent times and are curious about their future.

Genres: Documentary

Appears in: Northwest Tracking



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