A Song Called Hate

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Watch From:USA
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00 (+ $2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Midnight Sun
Women & Film
Documentary
Spotlight: Common Ground
Tags:Documentary
Women Directors
Music
Politics
Human Rights
Culture & Society
Activism
Includes Q&A
Comedy
Release Year:2020
Runtime:90 min
Country/Region:Iceland
Festivals & Awards:SeeYouSound International Film Festival - Best Long Play Music Documentary
Language:Icelandic
English
Hebrew
Arabic
Print Source:LevelK
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/418356904
Cast/Crew
Director:Anna Hildur
Executive Producer:Iain Forsyth
Jane Pollard
Skarphéðinn Guðmundsson
Producer:Anna Hildur
Cinematographer:Baldvin Vernhardsson
Screenwriter:Anna Hildur
Iain Forsyth
Jane Pollard
Editor:Olly Stothert
Composer:Margrét Rán

Description

Your ticket includes a recorded Filmmaker Q&A following the film.

The BDSM techno band Hatari claim to be driven by a mission to end late capitalism. With their audacious selection to represent Iceland at the shiny showbiz world of Eurovision they must confront the true cost of taking their message to a global stage. Faced with the political context of a non-political song contest, hosted in Israel, with occupied territories on their doorstep, Hatari decides to take a stand.

Ultimately, A Song Called Hate questions the role of the artist. Do they have a responsibility to engage in politics? If so, do intentions count? Or only actions? With unique access, this documentary examines how these young artists cope and how they navigate criticism when it comes from all sides. Hatari are forced to accept that everything they do might just be read as irony, because is it even possible to participate within a system while simultaneously rejecting it? (Alissa Simon)


Director Biography

Anna Hildur Born in 1962, Anna Hildur Hildibrandsdóttir spent over two decades in the Icelandic music industry, managing bands, and managing both Iceland Music and Nordic Music Export. A Song Called Hate (2020) is her debut feature.


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