Courtesy of the filmmaker

The Seer and the Unseen

Part of Two Films by Sara Dosa & New Adventures in Nonfiction (2021)
Sunday, November 7, 2021, 6:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room

With Sara Dosa in person

Dir. Sara Dosa. 2018. 80 mins. The beautiful volcanic rock that covers most of Iceland is protected in the Nature Conservation register. It’s also purportedly the home to elves, trolls, and other hidden people. When a new road is set to be built through a lava field, environmentalists, including Ragnhildur “Ragga” Jónsdóttir—a “seer” who can communicate with the elves—must fight to preserve the sacred rock while combating Iceland’s push for economic growth. Ragga’s gift has made her an expert interpreter between humans and elves, which is how she becomes desperately aware that the lava rock must be saved. Director Sara Dosa deftly layers Ragga’s fight for conservation with deep dives into folklore, the financial history of the country, and the environmental impact of development. The Seer and the Unseen illuminates how belief in invisible forces—whether elves or the marketplace—shapes our visible worlds and transforms our natural landscapes. View trailer.

Tickets: $15 / $11 seniors & students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / Free for MoMI members. Order online. After your purchase, an electronic ticket will be sent via email. All seating is general admission. Please review safety protocols before your visit.