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Blueberry Soup, a feature length documentary, sits in the epicenter of one of the most exciting movements to happen in our lifetime, the Icelandic "people's movement." Jaws dropped around the world on October 9, 2008 as a small collective of bankers brought an entire nation to its knees. The policies and structures that were previously in place are no longer working and the time has come to reflect and redesign.
A societal phenomenon is taking place; after the crash (known in Icelandic as kreppa) designers and innovation specialists within Iceland saw the possibility above crisis. The general consensus saw that Iceland's economic collapse is indicative of what every nation could be facing in the near future with the radical economic instability. There is a loud cry for action over apathy. The Icelandic community is taking back power over government and demanding swift and necessary changes to save their country. This film is a deeply touching account of a group of individuals collaborating through dialog. Proving that Iceland is not a broken country but instead an intricate webbing of concerns, ideas, and ultimately creative solutions.
The constitutional committee used social media throughout the writing process to encourage feedback from the Icelandic and international community. The council included teachers, pastors, radio hosts, lawyers, artists, farmers, and activists to ensure a wide array of voices within the Icelandic community. The film follows five of the women in the constitutional assembly and their personal experience in this historic moment. The film is invited into the public forums of the constitutional assemblies formal meetings and then into the extremely private gatherings of the council members afterwards. With only three months to write this document the group is under an immense amount of pressure to create new laws that will protect their country’s values, culture, and environment for the generations to come. If given a second chance, how does a nation rebuild?
The director, Eileen Jerrett, will be in attendance for a Q&A period after the screening. The screening is free for all WC participants but is open to public.
This event is open to public. Tickets will be sold at the entrance for 5$. **Limited number of seats available!**
Duration: 80 minutes
Film Trailer: vimeo.com/72931601
Production Blog (back story): wilmaswish.blogspot.com