Wednesday 21. May 2008

International film festival, summer course and conference

An International film festival, summer course and conference will be held in Ísafjörður from May 29th to June 1st by NAFA (The Nordic Anthropological Film Association), The Museum of Jón Sigurðsson and The University Centre of the Westfjords, in association with Roots (a non-governmental organisation for multicultural society), The Department of Anthropology and Folkloristics of The University of Iceland and The Icelandic Anthropology Association.

The focus of the festival will be on how people from many different parts of the world manage to overcome various difficulties (i.e. breaking barriers) in their daily lives. The films come from various parts of the world, Canada, The US, The UK, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Mozambique, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Romania, Brazil and Iceland.

Films will be screened in the afternoon and in the evening each day, but in the morning lectures and panel discussions will take place. Among participants are distinguished international. For further information please visit the festivals website.