|Name of Project||ICELAND Year Zero|
|Director||Sigurður Hallmar MAGNÚSSON|
|Producer||Veronika Janatková, coproducers Jade Production (FR), Landmark Film (IS)|
In October 2008, the three main banks in Iceland collapsed, driving a nation into bankruptcy; causing thousands of people to lose their jobs, their personal savings − and hope. How does a nation, once one of the richest and most developed countries in the capitalist world, react to a total economic collapse? In a landscape where “to be rich” used to be a virtue, who is really to blame for the collapse of a far-too-fast-and-greedy banking system? Or rather, is the decline of the capitalist values maybe the best thing that could have happened to Iceland?
Iceland: Year Zero is not an economic analysis of the bankruptcy of a nation, but rather a film about the aftermath; the impact on the people who have to deal with these economic catastrophes. It is a portrait of a nation of our times.