Dreamland / Draumalandid DVD - 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.
Audio: English & Icelandic
Subtitles: Icelandic & English
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