surtsey - the black island
Helga Brekkan, Torgny Nordin, Iceland, 2003
An unexpected submarine eruption south of Iceland created an island, Surtsey, and changed our perception of Earth. The Black Island is the epic Saga of Surtsey. The film depicts the evolution of life and our fascination and fear of the world´s untamed and still unknown forces. Using unique archive material and new films from visits to the Black Island. Only a few scientists may visit the island. One of them is Sturla Fridriksson, 80 years, and leader of many scientific expeditions to Surtsey: "One always finds hidden treasures there, it’s truly a magical island".