Rekavidur – Iceland’s Stranded Forest
Duration: 45 minutes
Directors: Ines Meier, Inka Dewitz
The aim of our project „Rekaviður“ is to raise awareness for climate change in the Arctic region via the journey of driftwood, for the importance of afforestation for climate mitigation as well as for driftwood‘s vital role in Iceland‘s history and culture. The documentary film tells the story of the driftwood’s journey, offer insights into its Arctic climate records, its key role in Icelandic history and culture and much more.
„Rekaviður – A Call to Action“ was initially conceived by Kollektiv Lichtung and is realized in partnership with NES Artist Residency in Skagaströnd and in cooperation with the University Centre of the Westfjords. The project is funded by Loftslagssjóður Rannís – The Icelandic Centre for Research. With friendly support of Skagaströnd’s Salthús Guesthouse.
Ines Meier studied photography at the University of Fine Arts in Braunschweig and at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts in Paris. She is the project coordinator of the New School for Photography in Berlin and works as a journalist and artist.
Inka Dewitz is a filmmaker and consultant for international food policy. She studied international agricultural and development policy at the Humboldt University Berlin and production at the Filmhaus Köln/HFF Babelsberg. She worked for the BBC World Service and produced award-winning documentaries.
Together, we run the Berlin based production platform and collective Lichtung that focuses on environmental projects.
Provenance: Invited artists.