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Consulate General of Iceland in New York

"Woman at War" Icelandic movie by Benedikt Erlingsson screening on January 9th in New York

Scandinavia House in New York is the leading center for Nordic culture in the United States and offers a wide range of programs that illuminate the culture and vitality of the Nordic countries.  On January 9th @ 7pm, Scandinavia House is screening the Icelandic movie "Woman at War"

About the movie:

Behind the scenes of her quiet routine, the independent 50-year-old Halla leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain,” Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminium industry. As Halla’s actions grow bolder, from petty vandalism to outright industrial sabotage, she succeeds in pausing the negotiations between the Icelandic government and the corporation building a new aluminium smelter in the mountains.

But right as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything: Her application to adopt a child has finally been accepted, and a little girl is waiting for her in Ukraine. As Halla prepares to abandon her role as saboteur and savior of the Highlands to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack to deal the aluminium industry a crippling blow.

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