Shore Power (Documentary Video) (2017-2020)

Shore Power: 2 Minute Excerpt

In the wake of a waning fishing industry and the banking crisis of 2008, Iceland’s economy has come to rely on the income of its booming tourism industry. In the harbour town of Seyðisfjörður, floating hotels higher than any local structure have become part of the landscape as cruise ship visitors outnumber the local population six-fold. The issues behind the scenes are largely unknown to the majority of visitors, who contribute to the shifting identities of the communities they wander. An Icelandic guide who has worked since his teenage years in the 1990’s voices the changes and challenges that have affected Iceland with this new wave of mass tourism, set within the context of the digital age.The full version runs for 35 minutes.

With the voice of Illugi Arinbjörn Már Jónsson

Produced and directed by Jessica Auer
Cinematography by Terryll Loffler
Editing by Kristján Loðmfjörð
Sound design by Peter Hošták

APPENDIX TO SHORE POWER (Documentary video) (2017-2020)
A selection of interviews discussing tourism and the cruise ship industry with ten local people of Seyðisfjörður, Iceland.

Open link to full version of Appendix to Shore Power: 30 minutes.