Here’s something for all of you in love with Icelandic music. A group of Frenchies is making a documentary about the Icelandic music scene. You can follow their progress on their tumblr page: iminabandfilm
According to their tumblr, the film follows three well known Icelanders from the Icelandic culture scene, Ari Eldon, Guðmundur Kristinn Jónsson and Guðlaug Dröfn Gunnarsdóttir as well as drop in on several well known bands and musicians..
Today we make a quick break from Iceland and visit Iceland’s enormous, cold neighbor, Greenland. There are only a few hundred kilometers between Iceland and Greenland and on a good day it is possible to see the mountains of Greenland from one mountain top in Vestfirðir in northwest Iceland.
Still we Icelanders know surprisingly little about these neighbors of ours. This video Sketches of Greenland by Jeoroen Toirkens gives some insight into the life of the Greenlanders. Several Greenlanders from the ages of 49 to 84 describe occurs in photos taken by Dutch anthropologist Gerti Nooter in the 60s and 70s.
Electronica Reykjavik is the story of a revolution in music. The electronic and house music of the late 80´s and early 90´s has made and affected a whole generation of musicians. A scene of mostly underground and avant-garde Icelandic electronic artists emerged, many of which are portrayed in the film. Be prepared for the deepest rhythms of nature and above all a very sexy party. Featuring highly rare footage from the early days of Dance music as well as a selection of some of the finest Reykjavik artists.
“Future of Hope is a documentary film following individuals that strive to change the world of consumerism, a system of credit and debt that the Icelandic economy was built upon for the past 10 years or more. Focusing on sustainable developments in organic farming, business, innovation, renewable energy and the environment - filled with positivity and emotion as we are taken on a story of struggle, determination and most importantly… hope. From the midnight sun, to dark winters lit only by the snow, from geysers to volcanoes, this movie truly explores the magnificent country of Iceland. Future of Hope takes you on a journey from the history to the present and even into the future of a new and sustainable Iceland.”