Discovering the hidden people of Iceland

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A team of Media Production students are currently in Iceland producing a short documentary that explores the magical
stories of Iceland’s ‘Huldufólk’, or hidden people.

The film will explore the folktales of Iceland, focusing on the hidden people and what they mean to Icelandic people and their land, uncovering the deeper meanings as to why the Huldufólk are still an integral part of many Icelanders’ beliefs.

Media Production lecturer, Steve Dawkins, who is accompanying the students explained: “When people in the UK hear that Icelandic people believe in the hidden people, they are entranced, especially in the fast-paced age of the internet. Our documentary will be a serious and respectful documentary that tries to get over how and why people believe in them and why it is important that people still believe. We are coming to Iceland to hear the stories that people have and would love people to contact us”.

The film’s Editor, Caitlin Young adds: “Our documentary is a great opportunity for me as a media practitioner. I’m so excited to see Iceland from the perspective of a filmmaker but, on a personal level, I’m looking forward learning more about Icelandic culture and meeting a mixture of people and connecting with them.”

If you would like to find out more or can offer assistance to the production then please contact the Producers:
Charley Fletcher at fletch49@uni.coventry.ac.uk, +447758397954
Laura Mobbs at mobbsl@uni.coventry.ac.uk, +447516983522

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