A film screening followed by a moderated panel discussion with Brookline Mothers Out Front leaders on turning overwhelming feelings in the wake of climate change into concrete and impactful action.
Meet an unlikely hero, a woman with a mission that she pursues with extreme dedication. Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman with a quiet routine as a popular choir director in a small country town. But she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist, engaged in secret warfare against the aluminum factory that is (in her opinion) desecrating the countryside and hastening global warming. She is ingenious and energetic in her attacks, using a bow and arrow to bring down towering electric pylons, evading a huge manhunt by the police and having a national impact.
Geirharðsdóttir gives a magnetic central performance, playing the yin and yang of activist Halla and her identical twin Asa, who plans to retreat to an Indian ashram to seek inner fulfillment. Icelandic director/co-writer Benedikt Erlingsson (Of Horses and Men) creates a rousing story filled with humor and empathy, punctuating the action with quirky musical accompaniment by an accordion-tuba trio with Ukrainian folk singers.
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