Whoever has been to Iceland will probably say it is one of the most beautiful countries on our planet.
But as an investor you might ask yourself how much is a land worth? How much profit will this project generate? 'Dreamland' argues that the beauty and the value a land gives to us is inmeasurable and that it should be preserved for the good of all.
Iceland already produces more than enough energy for its 300,000 inhabitants, but the company Alcoa and politicians in Iceland seem to see resources that exist without intervention as wasted.
Leading up to the country’s greatest economic crisis, the government started the largest project in the history of Iceland, the construction of the biggest dam in Europe and to provide Alcoa with cheap electricity for an aluminum smelter in the east fjords of Iceland. The aim is to become the biggest aluminium producer in the world.
The documentary is an example of how renewable energy generated by dams can cause significant harm to landscapes and animal habitats. Dreamland gradually turns into a disturbing picture of corporate power taking over small communities. Today Iceland is left with an economic crisis and an uncertain future.
For more info about the situation in Iceland visit Saving Iceland.
Have a look at the official Dreamland website.