Dreamland/Draumalandið (2010) - dir. Þorfinnur Guðnason, Andri Snær Magnasson
Watch full version on Dreamland is a film about exploitation of natural resources and tells the story for a nation with abundance of choice gradually becoming caught up in a plan to turn its wilderness and beautiful nature into a massive system of hydroelectric and geothermal power plants with damns and reservoirs, built to power the increasing heavy industry that will soon make Iceland the largest aluminum smelter in the world. This highly controversial matter goes largely unnoticed by the public until the plans are already in action and the industrial machine has been turned on. Although most Icelanders are against the idea of turning Iceland into the world´s biggest smelter of aluminum the locals where the smelters are meant to be built, celebrate the idea of increasing investment in their region and more jobs. For decades they have been getting desperate, facing depopulation and more jobs. This multi layered story is also the story of a small nation´s continuing struggle for its independence, and today from multinational companies roaming the world.