Blueberry Soup

Eileen Jerrett

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DIRECTOR Eileen Jerrett
PRODUCER Brianne Cole
DOP Stephen Whitehead
SOUND Lodewijk Vos
EDITOR Eileen Jerrett
RELEASE 2013
LENGTH 77

Synopsis

Following the economic collapse in 2008, Iceland's citizens took action to change the path the nation was headed down by re-writing the constitution. 500 ran for the constitutional election and 25 were chosen, each representing the eclectic array of Iceland’s society. Such members include teachers, pastors, radio hosts, lawyers, artists, farmers, activists, and more. This is no ordinary constitution; the assembly opened up the process to the entire world through the use of social media and an online live draft that enabled citizens to directly add their suggestions. In June 2010 the BBC wrote an article about Iceland “Crowd-sourcing its Constitution”. Since then it has been headline news in mainstream and independent media across the globe. The world is watching as Iceland feverishly creates a new structure for the society they saw break down. The film follows four passionate women elected to sit on the constitutional council and the effects their social circles (sewing clubs) have on the decisions being made within the constitutional assembly. The film is invited into the public forums of the constitutional assemblies formal meetings and then into the extremely private gathers of the three women’s sewing clubs afterward. These four a, pastor, lawyer, professor, and an animated activist have not met prior to this assembly but must become unified in this short period of time. 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?

Director

Eileen Jerrett was born in Syracuse, New York in 1981. Jerrett has been praised by critics for being a pioneer in a new mode of documentary filmmaking. Her unique approach has gained access to incredibly intimate and universally identifiable moments of humanity, Jerrett and her films give the audience a window into personal stories reserved only for those closest. Jerrett has set out to document stories that empower, delight and humanize. In 2006 Jerrett founded Wilma's Wish Productions, named after her grandmother and used as a channel of communication between the subject and the viewer.
 

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