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Feature-length documentary that follows the creative changes that resilient Icelanders make towards a sustainable future for their country.
Feature-length documentary that follows the creative changes that resilient Icelanders make towards a sustainable future for their country.
35 backers pledged $2,595 to help bring this project to life.

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This current economic period reflects an incredible paradox: the expansive global market has shrunk economies to focus on their local markets. When Iceland underwent a financial crisis in 2oo8, 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. This inspirational path of discovery begins in October, kicking off with by attending the You Are in Control Conference in Reykjavik.

HOW YOUR DOLLARS WILL BE SPENT
Director and Cinematographer Roundtrip airfare from Toronto to Iceland = $800
Accommodations for 1 month = $700
Contigency* = $500

* in case any emergency, or unexpected costs come up!

*TO BE PURCHASED WHEN WE BEAT OUR GOAL*
Food to feed two mouths for a month = $1200
Local transportation (car rental, cabs, buses) = $300
Camera Rental for 1 month = $350
Equipment Purchases = $400 Car Rental + Gas for 5 Days = $500
Cinematographer stipend = TBD
Producer to Iceland = $2000

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