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Documentary ‘Alexander’ Shown at National Museum

There will be a free screening of the documentary Alexander by Oscar-nominated American filmmaker Martin Bell at the National Museum of Iceland’s lecture hall at 1 pm and again at 3 pm today. The film runs for 45 minutes.


The film features the life of a disabled Icelandic boy, Alexander Vidar Pálsson, who is a student of Öskjuhlídarskóli in Reykjavík, his family and friends.

The film was produced by the National Museum in cooperation with Bell and the photographer Mary Ellen Mark and made in conjunction with her photo exhibition “Extraordinary Child”, which was exhibited at the museum in 2007.

Today at 2 pm the museum will offer a guided tour for children aged five to eight. Museum lecturer Helga Einarsdóttir will lead the children through the museum’s exhibition of Iceland’s history, starting with the settlement in the 9th century AD and ending in modern times.

Various exciting museum objects will be observed, including skeletons, 1,000-year-old swords and a mysterious elf cauldron. The tour, which is in Icelandic, takes approximately 45 minutes.

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