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"Dreamland" Economic Hit Men Force Dam & Smelter on Iceland (Free w CounterCorp TShirt)
Date Friday May 20
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th Street • San Francisco
at Mission St.
Event Type Screening
Organizer/Author
Dreamland is a film about a nation standing at cross-roads. Leading up to the country’s greatest economic crisis, the government started the largest mega project in the history of Iceland, to build the biggest dam in Europe to provide Alcoa cheap electricity for an aluminum smelter in the rugged east fjords of Iceland. Today Iceland is left holding a huge dept and an uncertain future.

Dreamland — The remarkable story of how Iceland, a volcanic island nation slightly smaller than Kentucky with a population of just 320,000 people (roughly the same as St. Louis), became a lab rat in the hyper-financialized global economy. A modern, technologically advanced, and highly educated European country blessed with stunning natural beauty and abundant resources (especially hydro-electric and geo-thermal energy, which offer it independence from fossil fuels), Iceland represented the model of a sustainable future — until its government decided to take advantage of all that cheap energy by letting U.S. aluminum giant Alcoa build an enormous smelting plant there.


Directed by þorfinnur Guđnason and Andri Snær Magnason. In Icelandic with English subtitles. Screening Friday, May 20, at 7:00pm. Buy Tickets. Your T-Shirt Is Your Ticket: Wear a CounterCorp t-shirt to the Dreamland screening and get in free!
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