At the Edge of the World

Ari Alexander Ergis Magnússon, Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson

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Original title Syndir feðranna
DIRECTOR Ari Alexander Ergis Magnússon, Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson
PRODUCER Sigurður Gísli Pálmason
DOP Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson
SCRIPT Ari Alexander Ergis Magnússon, Kristján Loðmfjörð
MUSIC Þór Eldon
EDITOR Kristján Loðmfjörð
RELEASE 2007
LENGTH 92

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This documentary tells a contemporary story about a shameful past, about lives scarred by violence and neglect. Dark secrets came to light in late 2006 and turned Icelandic society on its head. The revelations of the next few weeks were shocking: Young boys beaten and raped and systematically humiliated while in the care of the state. The small island nation faced hard questions as the victims voices were finally heard after decades of silence. The film takes a quiet approach with intimate in-camera narrative from the subjects themselves interwoven with archive material (including extensive footage from Breidavik in the 1950s and 1960s) and stunning imagery from Iceland´s remote West-Fjords. It's an emotional story, told with dignity and reserve.
 

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