A SONG CALLED HATE – FESTIVAL SCREENINGS
We’re delighted to have executive produced A Song Called Hate, the directorial debut of Anna Hildur.
The film follows the journey of Hatari, a controversial BDSM techno band who represented Iceland at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. The band notoriously waved Palestinian banners when the contest results were announced, going against the rules of the European Broadcasting Union which organizes the show and wants it to be a non-political event.
A Song Called Hate tracks the band’s voyage from Reykjavik to Tel Aviv and Palestine, and examines how these young artists coped with criticism coming from all sides, as well as explores freedom of expression and the role of artists in engaging in contemporary issues. Faced with the pressing political context of the Israel-Palestine conflict, Hatari resolve to do something; to try to make a difference. Can they use their art to contribute to this critical debate? Or will their message fail to pierce the shiny bubble created by Eurovision?
As Hatari try to change the world, A Song Called Hate charts how this journey changes them. Alongside Hatari, A Song Called Hate features Palestinian and Israeli artists including filmmaker Nadav Lapid and musician Bashar Murad, Icelandic conceptual artist Ragnar Kjartansson and Katrín Jakobsdóttir, the Prime Minister of Iceland. The film is scored by Margrét Rán, from the Icelandic dream-pop band Vök.
Reykjavik International Film Festival, Iceland
Warsaw International Film Festival, Poland
Nordic Film Days Lübeck, Germany
DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival
Seeyousound Music Film Festival, Italy
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