From Sara Dosa and Shane Boris (The Edge of Democracy), the award-winning feature documentary The Seer And The Unseen. Utopia has sent us the film’s official Trailer, a documentary which a magic realist fable about invisible elves, financial markets and the power of belief.
Through the story of one Icelandic grandmother, Ragnhildur Jónsdóttir, the film explores the surprising power of belief and invisible forces – be they elves or the market – that shape our visible worlds and transform our natural landscapes.
Set against the spectacular landscape of Iceland, THE SEER AND THE UNSEEN follows Ragnhildur “Ragga” Jónsdóttir, a grandmother and “seer” who has the ability to communicate directly with a parallel realm of elves – invisible spirits of nature that over half of Iceland believes in. As a respected seer, government officials, businesses and individuals ask Ragga to consult the elves to learn where they can and cannot develop land. But not everyone listens. The elves enlist Ragga to help save an ecologically important lava field set to be razed by road construction – just one of the many needless development projects spurred by Iceland’s sensational financial meltdown in 2008. THE SEER AND THE UNSEEN follows Ragga’s fight to protect this elfin landscape, exploring the human relationships to nature, economy and the enchanting power of belief.
The Seer And The Unseen is set for release on AppleTV & Altavod this month on 17th August.