Award-winning writer Lisa Moore embarks on a quest to discover the essence of nationhood. Sixty years ago Iceland and Newfoundland were both desperately poor places. Then in a bold move Iceland separated from Denmark in 1944. Five years later Newfoundland voluntarily gave up its nationhood and joined Canada. Both countries at a crossroads chose very different routes and landed in very different places. Features interviews with comedian Mary Walsh, former Icelandic President Vigdis Finnbogadottir, and others – all set against the raw splendour of these two North Atlantic islands.
“Smart, sharp… entertaining…compelling” John Doyle, The Globe and Mail
“Remarkable” Jim Bawden, Toronto Star
“An Amazing film” Michael Enright, CBC Radio One
WINNER, BEST PHOTOGRAPHY IN A DOCUMENTARY, CANADIAN SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHY
NOMINATED FOR A WGC CANADIAN SCREENWRITING AWARD