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Harsh Realities of Iceland (video)

In the summer of 2009 a group of Candian filmmakers came to Iceland to make a documentary on the crash. They are now in their final stages.

One of the places the group visited when they came to Iceland was Iceland Review. In the trailer you can see Benedikt Jóhannesson, Publisher of Iceland Review, and Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir, Editor of icelandreview.com at the beginning. You can watch the video here.

Blueberries. Photo: Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir/Iceland Review

Wilma’s Wish describes the product called Blueberry Soup like this:

“When Iceland underwent a financial crisis in 2008, Icelanders were faced with harsh realities with their flawed banking system and left with the question: What now?

As idea architects offered their insights to Iceland’s creative community through a variety of conferences, workshops and seminars, there was one straightforward message: look to your communities. Collaborate, discuss, and creativity will help you through this economic mess.

Icelanders’ recent initiatives, which were necessary to pull themselves out of their financial mess and to defeat international imposition, focused on designing sustainable change. Some of these initiatives are geared towards facilitating local market development: a business model that embraces sustainability. With attention to providing for community, local businesses that source from and provide for Icelanders present a positive example of growth and possibility.

Blueberry Soup follows the challenges facing Icelanders in their quest to create solutions, systems, and devices that change the way the Iceland participates in the global economy.”

Wilma’s Wish Productions have been collecting money to finish their Icelandic project. If you wish to support them click here.

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