Iceland Documentary Film Festival in Akranes

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Iceland Documentary Film Festival

Documentary lovers, listen up!

If you’re wondering what to do from June 23 to June 27 and you’re heavily invested in documentaries, you should check out the Iceland Documentary Film Festival.

The festival is in its third edition this year and takes place in Akranes, a 45-minute drive from Reykjavík. IceDocs, as the festival is called by insiders, will undoubtedly surprise with a variety of documentaries, activities and events.

A festival for documentary geeks and music lovers

The majority of the international documentaries broadcast have already been announced and we can prepare for endearing piglets, inspiring mountaineers and the punky Shane MacGowan.

All documentaries will be screened at Bíóhöllin, one of the oldest cinemas in Iceland since it was built in 1942. In a truly summery attitude, other events will take place on the beach. If that wasn’t enough for the cultivated heart, musical events are also scheduled. The icing on the cake, without a doubt, the concerts of GusGus and DJ Sturla. Get ready for a cultural and informative festival punctuated by artistic concerts.

To name a few documentaries that will be broadcast:

Gunda by Viktor Kossakovsky talks about the Gunda pig and other animals, usually eaten by humans. This documentary is considered an important contribution to the vegan discussion. Actor Joaquin Phoenix showed his attention to Kossakovsky’s project. If Joaquin is a fan, it can only be fantastic!

The wall of shadows is a documentary by Eliza Kubarska and Monika Braid from Poland. It is said to be an influential film about Polish mountaineers who team up with Nepalese Sherpas to guide them on a trek up a sacred mountain. A real mix of cultures!

Croc of Gold: A few rounds with Shane McGowan is the story of punk musician and legend Shane McGowan, frontman of the Pogues, by director Julien Temple and producer Johnny Depp. The plot is closely tied to the history of Ireland and the struggle for independence in Northern Ireland. What a journey!

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