Screening: The Seer and the Unseen
As part of our celebration of Huldufólk (Iceland’s hidden people) we present The Seer and the Unseen.
Set against the spectacular landscape of Iceland, THE SEER AND THE UNSEEN follows Ragnhildur “Ragga” Jónsdóttir, a grandmother and “seer” who has the ability to communicate directly with a parallel realm of elves — invisible spirits of nature that over half of Iceland believes in. As a respected seer, government officials, businesses and individuals ask Ragga to consult the elves to learn where they can and cannot develop land. But not everyone listens. The elves enlist Ragga to help save an ecologically important lava field set to be razed by road construction — just one of the many needless development projects spurred by Iceland’s sensational financial meltdown in 2008. THE SEER AND THE UNSEEN follows Ragga’s fight to protect this elfin landscape, exploring the human relationships to nature, economy and the enchanting power of belief.
Saturday, September 30th | 2pm | $10; $5 for members | tickets
Please check out our Huldufólk: Enchanted Dwellings Walk taking place the same day from 10-2, rain or shine