Czech Republic

Andri Snær Magnason: Dreamland

5 February 2016

Starring: John Perkins, Erla Stefánsdóttir, Ómar Ragnarsson, Jakob Björnsson
Directed by: Þorfinnur Guðnason and Andri Snær Magnason

Dreamland is a film about exploitation of natural resources and as Icelanders have learned clean energy does not come without consequence. Iceland is a country blessed with an abundance of clean, renewable, hydro-electric and geothermal energy. Clean energy brings in polluting industry and international corporations. Dreamland tells the story of a nation with abundance of choices gradually becoming 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, built to power the increasing heavy industry that will soon make Iceland the largest aluminum smelter in the world.

Andri Snær Magnason is author of the 2006 book and film documentary Draumalandið (Dreamland).

Andri Snær Magnason is an Icelandic writer, born in Reykjavik 1973. His most recent book Tímakistan won the Icelandic literary Award and was nominated for the Nordic Council Children’s book Award.