Her century is a series of 52x4 min short episodes. The documentary was originally made to celebrate 100 year voting anniversary for women. The episodes are shown every week for the whole year 2015 to celebrate this great event. The episodes go from fashion to feminism and everything in between....
The cod wars were a series of disputes between Britain and Iceland running from the 1950s to the 1970s over the rights to fish in Icelandic waters. The peak of the Cod Wars saw thirty-seven Royal Navy warships mobilized to protect British trawlers fishing in the disputed territory. While the...
Harpa Concert Hall: In July 2007, Sagafilm started documenting the construction of the Icelandic National Concert and Conference Centre on behalf of Portus Group. The aim was to document thoroughly the rise of the building and the dramatic changes in the east harbor of Reykjavik City centre highlight the effects...
Icelandic Search and Rescue Teams ICE-SAR – Haiti Special. At 10 pm the 12th of January 2010 a call out was dispatched to the volunteers of the Icelandic Search and Rescue Team’s international unit (ICE-SAR). An earthquake of 7.3 on the Richter scale had struck Haiti and flattened the capital...
In a community of around 320.000 people, 3.500 of them are on call 24/7. The story of ICE-SAR, The Icelandic Search and Rescue Teams goes back to 1928. This organization is unique in the world. It is completely based and reliant on volunteers, although still bound by laws to send...
Roll Up, Roll Up for an unforgettable experience! The Show of Shows tells the story of itinerant circus performers, cabaret acts and vaudeville and fairground attractions. In this film, rarities and never-before seen footage of fairgrounds, circus entertainment, variety performances, music hall and seaside entertainment are chronicled from the 19th...
Eg lifi....Vestmannaeyjagosi› 1973 A three part (3x40min plus a 52 min international version) documentary on the first ever volcanic eruption to happen in an urban area were 5000 inhabitants had to be evacuated in the middle of the night. The Helgafell volcano erupted for 6 months lava covering over 1/3...
Shanghaiing days refers to the practice of kidnapping people to serve as sailors by coercive techniques such as trickery, intimidation or violence. This documentary is based on a true story of a few Icelandic deck hands from 1947 to 1970. It shows that even men who were just going to...
Ragnar Axelsson or RAX as he is commonly referred to, has worked for Morgunbladid, Iceland’s biggest newspaper since 1976. His photographs have featured in LIFE, National Geographic, Le Figaro, Stern La Vanguardia, Time and many other magazines and newspapers. In The Last Days of The Arctic we join RAX on...