BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Norwegian documentary - Competition

The Fight for the Fjords

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Kampen om Hardanger
Norge/ 2014/ 1 t. 20 min.
LANGUAGE:
Norsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Engelsk
CAST:
Synnøve Kvamme, Hans Uglenes, Johan Fredrik Odfjell
DIRECTOR:
Vigdis Nielsen
WRITER:
Vigdis Nielsen
PRODUCER:
Geir Netland
Democracy in action vs democratic inaction

After the government decided to build electrical service masts through the landscape alongside the Hardangerfjord, thousands of newspaper articles have been written on the subject. Anywhere else this plan would go unnoticed and uncontested, but the area surrounding the electrical wires is one of Norway's most pristine and picturesque mountain regions. KAMPEN OM HARDANGER follows a group of locals who protest the project, and due to the authorities' farcical handling of the matter, what started out as a struggle to preserve unspoilt nature devolves into a battle to preserve democracy.

 

Meet director Vigdis Nielsen at both screenings.

 

Vigdis Nielsen

Vigdis Nielsen (Norway, 1961) Filmography: OLAV H. HAUGE - DEN ANDRE MANNEN (2008)

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