690 Vopnafjörður

  • Director – Karna Sigurðardóttir
  • Producers – Sebastian Ziegler, Karna Sigurðardóttir
  • Director of Photography – Sebastian Ziegler
  • Duration – 57 min.
  • Year –  2017
  • Country – Iceland


In the middle of nowhere where most could not even imagine living, the 645 villagers of Vopnafjörður can't think of a better place to call home. Where single individuals carry the responsibility of ensuring and defining the community's future, the fear of depopulation leaves no one free from the pressure of protecting the existence of their little village.

Through testimonies of everyday experiences, the people of Vopnafjörður share with sincerity how its identity is profoundly linked to the fjord. 690 Vopnafjörður explores the communal tensions that push people to stay or leave a place like Vopnafjörður.

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