Movie night: Hvellur (The Laxá Farmers)
In the series of our movie nights on environmental activism
– following ‘Woman at War’ and ‘If a Tree Falls’ –
Let’s meet again this time for a focus on Iceland with a screening of this great documentary (2014) by Grímur Hákonarson.
As usual, there will be time for a discussion afterwards for the ones who would like to share/listen to each others thoughts 🙂
“The Laxá Farmers is about old farmers who 40 years ago blew up a dam to save their valley. They had protested for years but were losing the battle and being chased off their land when in the middle of the night they brought out the dynamite. This event marks the birth of environmentalism in Iceland. The farmers won a court case against them by sticking together and all confessing. For 40 years they have never revealed the secret. Until now.”
space for 15 participants,
movie is 1 hour long in icelandic, with english subtitles
tea and popcorn for all !
oppressive behaviour and language is not tolerated.
the building is currently not wheelchair accessible, unfortunately.
Both bathrooms in the building are gender neutral, there are name tags and pronoun buttons by the entrance.
Andrymi lives on donations, feel welcome to help with what you can in the donation box