In October 2008 Iceland was hit with one of the biggest financial disasters any nation in the world had experienced. In response, citizens took to the streets creating what is now known as the “Pots and Pans Revolution”.
In response to widespread media silence and a growing global trend towards people-led movements, this documentary explores how and why the people of Iceland resisted the measures imposed by their government following the crisis of 2008 and how they forced their government to resign in an attempt to forge a new political path.
Filmed in Reykjavik between 2012 and 2014, the documentary meets the instigators of the revolution and follows the most important National Referendum in Iceland’s history. Giving the Icelandic people the opportunity to decide whether to support a constitution that had been created through a popular grassroots movement. Through this we explore the Icelanders' story of their nation and their revolution but also what lessons can be learned globally from their experiences.
In light of a growing international trend towards grassroots movements crossing over into mainstream politics. This documentary is a timely portrayal of one such movement and their struggle to change the face of democracy.
FESTIVALS AND SCREENINGS:
Premiere - Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival - 18th July 2015
Reel News event – Stoke Newington, London - 10th September 2015
Positive Money (Hammersmith Group) Film Screening - December 2015
Cinematters event – Dalston, London - 3rd January 2016
Observatoire Diversité Culturelle – Les Lilas, Paris - 20th January 2016
Positive Money (Edinburgh Group) Film Screening, Brass Monkey, Edinburgh - 22nd March 2016
New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival – 26th April 2016
Institute of Possibility, San Francisco - May 2016
Norwich Radical Film Festival - 13th July
Seventh Annual Conference in Promoting Political Economy, Lisbon - 7th September 2016
Cine Pobre Film Festival, La Paz, Mexico - 18th October 2016
Document One International Human Rights Film Festival, Glasgow - 23rd October
Plymouth Radical Cinema - 9th May 2017
Brazilian International Labour Film Festival - May 18th 2017
Workers Unite Film Festival NYC - 23rd May 2017
Please contact us if you would like to arrange a screening.