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North Shore Temple Emanuel

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Boomers Film Group - Woman at war

Sunday, 14 August, 2022 17 Av 5782

5:30 PM - 7:30 PMZoom

 

Please join us for a lively discussion of the multi-faceted Woman at War. It is a 2018 Icelandic-Ukrainian film available for viewing on SBS on Demand Click here

Halla, a choir conductor and eco-activist, plans to disrupt the operations of a Rio Tinto aluminium plant in the Icelandic highlands, purposely damaging electricity pylons and wires to cut their power supply.

One day, a long-forgotten application to adopt an orphan child from Ukraine is approved. At the same time, the government ramps up police and propaganda efforts to catch and discredit her. The film revolves around her attempts to reconcile her dangerous and illegal activism with the upcoming adoption. All the while, the film's soundtrack, consisting of a three-man band and Ukrainian traditional singers, interacts with the plot and characters

It was selected as the Icelandic entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards ceremony.

 

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