Northern Light: Iceland’s Creative Revolution

Dazed TV present a documentary about how the young generation of a country ravaged by the economic crisis and the threat of corporrate takeovers are fighting back.

The documentary Northern Light is the first feature-length documentary to be produced for Dazed TV and features interviews with Icelandic bands such as Agent Fresco, Seabear and Mamut, cutting-edge designers and artists such as Mundi Vondi and Eygló Margrét Lárusdóttir and young filmmakers such as Kristín Bára Haraldsdóttir and Hrefna Hagelin. There is also comment from some more established figures, such as the internationally celebrated contemporary artist Ragnar Kjartansson, the acclaimed music producer Valgeir Sigurðsson (who has produced many of Björk’s albums), and the highly-respected film director Hilmar Oddssonn, among many others. What we wanted to find out from them was how people in Iceland have been pulling together against the odds to create the possibility of a future with a groundbreaking new political paradigm – one full of hope, optimism and creativity