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Conversation with Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Eco-Activist & Film Star
Sunday, 2 May, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join our virtual event via Zoom on May 2nd, 2021 at 1:00pm EDT, presented by our Vice President for Iceland, Einar Ulfsson.
Einar will introduce Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, star of the highly acclaimed Icelandic film “Woman at War,” who will be discussing the film directed by Benedict Erlingsson and the film’s deeper concept and message which concerns progress vs. conservation. The question posed is how to make the biggest improvement in our world/society… starting with ourself or focusing on the system we are born into. The philosophical and environmental aspects are most timely. See below for ways to watch the film.
Please join us for this virtual meeting via Zoom on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 1:00-2:00pm EDT. The event is free and open to the public.
Please note: For security reasons, please register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting – save this email.
Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain,” Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. As Halla’s actions grow bolder, from petty vandalism to outright industrial sabotage, she succeeds in pausing the negotiations between the Icelandic government and the corporation building a new aluminum smelter. But right as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything. Her application to adopt a child has finally been accepted and there is a little girl waiting for her in Ukraine. As Halla prepares to abandon her role as saboteur and savior of the Highlands to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack to deal the aluminum industry a crippling blow.
~ From womanatwarfilm.com
WAYS TO WATCH THE FILM