Andri Snær Magnason at the DREAMLAND screening, April 30 2010

plus an awesome dance band party at the Royal Albert with the Icelandic musical funsters FM Belfast. They were delayed at the airport and so had to race to the gig, set up in half an hour, and then played for two hours. Phew!

núna (now) is a series of Icelandic / Canadian music, film, dance, visual art, book and theatre events curated and produced by a group of local artists with ties to Iceland.

Leif Norman was the official photographer for the 2010 núna (now) festival.

Dreamland is an award winning documentary about the Hydroelectric and Aluminum smelting industry in Iceland. It played at Cinematheque April 30 2010

From the Dreamland Website:

“How much unspoiled nature should we preserve and what do we sacrifice for clean, renewable energy? Dreamland gradually turns into a disturbing picture of corporate power taking over small communities.

Dreamland is a film about a nation standing at cross-roads. Leading up to the country’s greatest economic crisis, the government started the largest mega project in the history of Iceland, to build the biggest dam in Europe to provide Alcoa cheap electricity for an aluminum smelter in the rugged east fjords of Iceland. Today Iceland is left holding a huge dept and an uncertain future.

In Dreamland a nation with abundance of choices gradually becomes caught up in a plan to turn its wilderness and beautiful nature into a massive system of hydro-electric and geothermal power plants with dams and reservoirs. Clean energy brings in polluting industry and international corporations. It’s the dark side of green energy.”

Andri Snær Magnason was one of two directors on the Dreamland film.

DIRECTORS: ÞORFINNUR GUÐNASON & ANDRI SNÆR MAGNASON PRODUCTION COMPANY: GROUND CONTROL PRODUCTIONS
CO-PRODUCTION COMPANIES: TC FILMS & ZIK ZAK FILMWORKS PRODUCER: SIGURÐUR GÍSLI PÁLMASON
CO-PRODUCERS: HANNA BJÖRK VALSDÓTTIR, HRÖNN KRISTINSDÓTTIR, ÞÓRIR SNÆR SIGURJÓNSSON & HLÍN JÓHANNESDÓTTIR
DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY: THORFINNUR GUDNASON, GUÐMUNDUR BJARTMARSSON, HJALTI STEFÁNSSON & BERGSTEINN BJÖRGÚLFSSON
EDITOR: EVA LIND HÖSKULDSDÓTTIR SOUND DESIGN: KJARTAN KJARTANSSON MUSIC: VALGEIR SIGURÐSSON

nuna (now) Iceland Canada Art Convergence May 2010

 

“Dreamland” Documentary screening at Cinematheque Winnipeg

 

ANDRI SNÆR MAGNASON

 

Reception at The Albert Street diner

 

Robbie Rousseau

 

Caelum Vatnsdal and Dave Barber

 

 

Matt Magura, Erika MacPherson and Freya Olafson

 

The Núna (now) Curatorial Committee and Board of Directors is Arne MacPherson, Erika MacPherson, Freya Olafson, John K. Samson, Tristin Tergesen and Caelum Vatnsdal, (with Andri Snær Magnason who somehow got into the picture)

 

Awesome dance party at The Royal Albert, Winnipeg

 

 

 

 

 

FM Belfast play Winnipeg, April 30 2010

 

FM Belfast play Winnipeg, April 30 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Royal Albert in Winnipeg, FM Belfast on stage, April 2010

 

 

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