Join us at Chez Poulet for a DOUBLE FEATURE about Iceland!
8pm on Thursday, May 26
Chez Poulet, 3359 Cesar Chavez, SF
First, we will be screening Blueberry Soup, an extraordinary documentary about the constitutional change in Iceland following the financial crisis of 2008. This is a lesser-known story of grassroots constitutionalism, and an inspiration to the rest of the world. The film is a deeply touching account of an eclectic group of individuals reinventing democracy through the rewriting of the nation’s constitution.
Is it true that a country can crowdsource its constitution…?
Is it true that the arts in a civic environment can effect political change…?
Is it true that Chicken went to Iceland to interview the Parliament?
You will never know until you are here!
We will then have a few shorts about Iceland. Vice’s “The Giants of Iceland” will be featured, among others!
From there, we will screen Reyjavik Rising. Filmed in Reykjavik between 2012 and 2014, the documentary meets the instigators of the revolution and follows the most important National Referendum in Iceland’s history. Giving the Icelandic people the opportunity to decide whether to support a constitution that had been created through a popular grassroots movement. It explores the Icelanders’ story of their nation and their revolution but also what lessons can be learned globally from their experiences. In light of a growing international trend towards grassroots movements crossing over into mainstream politics. This documentary is a timely portrayal of one such movement and their struggle to change the face of democracy.