The Seer and The Unseen


Digital Screening Room Wed, May 6, 2020 12:00 PM
Digital Screening Room Fri, May 15, 2020
Ticket Prices
General Public:$10.00
Film Info
Programs:Midnight Sun
Women & Film
Women Directors
Release Year:2019
Runtime:86 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Signpost Pictures
Director:Sara Dosa
Executive Producer:Richard Berge
Bonni Cohen
Jon Shenk
Nion McEvoy
Leslie Berriman
Producer:Shane Boris
Sara Dosa
Cinematographer:Patrick Kollman
Screenwriter:Bryndis Ingvarsdóttira
Editor:Erin Casper
Composer:Giosue Greco
Tara Atkins
Filmography:The Last Season (2014)


Available to Watch May 15 at 11:00 AM - May 23 11:59 PM | Access to MSPIFF39 Redefined is geo-restricted to viewers in Minnesota and a MN billing address is required to purchase a ticket.

Ragnhildur “Ragga” Jónsdóttir is an elf whisperer. Iceland’s huldufólk (elves, trolls, sprites) have a human champion in Ragga, who is now using her status to try and stop a highway across a lava field that is home to these creatures in this respectful and fascinating documentary.

For here is where myth and reality collide: Jónsdóttir is dead serious about the highway’s impact on this beautiful landscape, including the destruction of an elven chapel, a moss-covered boulder that is also the prize of human environmentalists working with Ragga. Director Sara Dosa’s compassionate film follows Jónsdóttir, who is part of a long tradition of Viking spiritualists who speak to Iceland’s great mythologies, which are tied indelibly to its environment. For if Jónsdóttir cannot save the huldufólk, who will save the rest of us? “[A] strong, surprising documentary.” --The Hollywood Reporter

Director Biography

Sara Dosa

Sara Dosa is the director of The Last Season (2014) and an episode of the Netflix music docu-series Remastered, Tricky Dick and the Man in Black (2018), as well as The Seer and the Unseen (2019). She is a graduate of Wesleyan University and holds a joint masters in anthropology and international development economics from the London School of Economics.


"Savvy, appealing and meticulously made." - The Hollywood Reporter