1700 Metres from the Future

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1990 / 86 minutes

Directed by
Ulla Rasmussen
Country of production
Denmark
Series
Western Outposts - Faroese Cinematic Narratives

Ulla Boje Rasmussen portrays with humour and empathy life in the small Faroese village of Gásadalur, inhabited by just 16 adults and a 9-year old boy. The film gives a unique insight into the inhabitants living conditions. It portrays their expectations or a long-awaited tunnel through the fell - which cuts off the village from the ourside world as well as from the future. Film awards include "Best Nordic Documentary" (Nordic Panorama 1990, Norway). Presented in a new, digitised version with the epilogfilm, Not on a Friday (2015), depicting the tunnel breakthrough.

Language and subtitles
Faroese with Danish, English, French, German and Italian Subtitles
Location(s) depicted
Gásadalur
Region
Scandinavia
Country
Faroe Islands
Keywords
Land Rights Infrastructure / Transport