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Iceland Year Zero

Sigurður Hallmar Magnússon
2012 | 52 minutes | Iceland
U.S. Premiere | Director in Attendance

In October 2008, Iceland’s three main banks collapsed, driving what had been one of the most stable and prosperous nations in the world into bankruptcy and erasing the assets and jobs of thousands of its citizens. Iceland Year Zero looks at the aftermath of the crisis, documenting the personal stories of people from a range of social and economic backgrounds and arriving at a surprising picture of a society on the brink of despair but willing to reassess its capitalist values in the name of hope.

Co-presented by Scandinavia House