A sensorial documentary about a group of women on a canoe trip in Canada. A member of the group has BVVL syndrome, severely limiting her physical ability, sight and hearing.
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So the project will happen

100%
  • Build special equipment for Snædís
  • Arrange safety equipment
  • Arrange transport and trainings for team members
  • Go on the trip

The documentary

33%
  • Script writing
  • Filming
  • Editing

Afterwards

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  • Screening for supporters
  • DVD production
  • Send rewards to supporters

Further information


--- English description below ---

Í ágúst 2014 ætla fræknar konur í fjögurra daga ferð á kanóum á Temagami vatni en það er um 500 km norður af Toronto í Kanada. Temagami svæðið er draumaland kanóræðara en þar eru ótal vötn, ár og fjölbreytt plöntu- og dýralíf. Hópurinn mun róa um svæðið, um ár, vötn og víkur. Ferðin er óvenjuleg fyrir þær sakir að félagi í hópnum, Snædís, reiðir sig á hjálpartæki og aðstoðarfólk í sínu daglega lífi, en hún er hreyfihömluð og með samþætta sjón- og heyrnarskerðingu. Kanósigling í þessu umhverfi er ekki einungis fyrir augað heldur virkjar hún flest skynfæri. Hreyfing vatnsins kemur fram í ruggi bátsins, veiddur verður fiskur úr vatninu og matreiddur á ljúffengan hátt sem kitlar nef og bagðlauka og lyktað og þreyfað á framandi blómum og trjám. Hlýtt loftslag mun ylja þátttakendum í bátum og á árbökkum en sofið verður í tjöldum í hljóðum óbyggðanna og buslað í sumarheitu vatninu. Í hópnum eru, auk Snædísar, tvær reynslumiklar kanadískar kanóleiðsögukonur Olivia og Frances, þrjár konur sem lengi hafa unnið með Snædísi, Védís, Þorgerður og Halldóra og kvikmyndagerðakonan Halla.  


Viðfangsefni heimildamyndarinnar er upplifun og samskipti hópsins í friðsælli náttúru óbyggða Temagami. Verkefni hópsins er krefjandi en hann leggur áherslu á að sigrast á því með samvinnu, jákvæðu viðmóti og seiglu. Hópurinn stefnir að því að yfirstíga þær daglegu samfélagslegu hindranir sem Snædís þarf að takast á við svo að hún fái notið óbyggðanna eins og aðrir. Saman lærir hópurinn að synda á móti straumnum og það er vonandi að heimildamyndin verði hvatning fyrir aðra að gera slíkt hið sama. Allt er hægt með hugrekki, eldmóði og lausnamiðaðri samvinnu. 

Handrit myndarinnar og efnistök verður samstarfverkefni leikstjórans, Höllu Ólafsdóttur og þátttakenda verkefnisins. Efni myndarinnar verður fyrst og fremst tekið upp við Temagami vatn sem verður rammi verkefnisins. 


--- English description ---

In the last week of August 2014, seven women will meet up in Toronto, Canada and head north to Temagami. There, they will embark on a four-day canoe journey through a Western section of the lake system, camping on the shore, cooking over the fire, and sleeping to the sounds of the wilderness. What sets this canoe expedition apart from many of the other parties canoeing in Ontario this summer is that one member of the group uses significant assistance in her daily life as a result of living with BVVL syndrome. Snædís, the VIP of the trip, is an inspiring example of the power of mind over matter.  

The aim of the trip is to participate and learn from an experience of coming together, to share strengths in an unexpected way, to achieve an amazing task- something that was previously not thought possible for some of us. Snædís is a charismatic and motivated individual who refuses to let her physical abilities and social challenges restrict her enjoyment of life. It is the goal and pleasure of our team to break down some of the barriers that exist for Snædís to explore and enjoy the outdoors, and all learn a little bit about confronting obstacles in our own lives.  

We hope that the documentary film will do justice to our excitement about the trip itself, but will also be inspiring for others to tackle challenges of their own with teamwork, enthusiasm, and a little ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking. The main subject of the film will be Snædís- her positive attitude, humour, and ideas as the inspiration and focus for the content of the film and the group’s friendship as well. The group will navigate travel in a foreign country, through the beautiful central Ontario wilderness. We hope to portray a unique sensory experience of the natural space, with undertones of value of outdoor adventure and recreation, and the grounding and peaceful experience of canoe travel. Our all-female team will consist of: two experienced Canadian canoe guides, Olivia and Frances, three Icelandic women who have extensive experience supporting Snædís, Védís, Þorgerður and Halldóra, one filmmaker, Halla, and of course, Snædís herself.  

Located about 500 kms north of Toronto, Temagami is a canoeist's paradise. Home to Temagami First Nation, countless lakes and rivers, and many wildlife, Temagami offers an excellent balance of access to wilderness and wildlife with ease and accessibility of travel and support. The area offers a variety of sizes of waterways that are easily accessible by road and provide many reliable options for emergency evacuation and support, if necessary. Our canoe guides have spent many weeks guiding expeditions through the lakes and rivers of Temagami and are convinced that paddling in the area is the perfect introduction to any new canoe-tripper. At the end of August, there are few mosquitos and the lake has become warm after the summer. Warm days and cool nights provide plenty of opportunities to experience the environment. The canoe plays with Snædís's senses, she experiences the movement of the canoe, the taste of the food, the heat and the touch of the water.  

The script and development of the film will be a continuous collaboration of the director, Halla Ólafsdóttir, and the participants of the project. The documentary will mostly be filmed in the trip to Temagami lake and that will be the framing of the documentary.

Estimated delivery time for rewards: August 2014 – May 2015

Total execution progress

44%

So the project will happen

100%
  • Build special equipment for Snædís
  • Arrange safety equipment
  • Arrange transport and trainings for team members
  • Go on the trip

The documentary

33%
  • Script writing
  • Filming
  • Editing

Afterwards

0%
  • Screening for supporters
  • DVD production
  • Send rewards to supporters

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Anna Lára Steindal

Author of Under a fig tree - a story of faith, hope and love. MA in philosophy with specialization in Islam in Europe.

Brynjólfur Einar Sigmarsson

Co-Founder of Karolina Fund / Financial analyst at Nýherji

Sveinn Davíðsson

CDO at QuizUp™ — Plain Vanilla Games.

Arnar Sigurdsson

Filmmaker, web developer and co-founder of Karolina Fund.

Bjarni Guðmundsson

Stundar klassískt söngnám við Tónlisarháskólann í Utrecht í Hollandi.

Andrew Anderson

Scottish redhead, with a love for all things Icelandic

Vinny Vamos

Multi-skilled Musician & Engineer

Jón Jónsson

Folklorist and Cultural Officer in Hólmavík.

Ingi Rafn Sigurdsson

Founder at Karolina Fund

Halla Olafsdottir

Multitasker

Gyða Eyjólfsdóttir

I am a Psychologist in Private Practice with a never-ending interest in infertility and trauma. Currently working on the IVF Coaching App.

Þorvaldur Örn Árnason

Líffræðingur, kennari, áhugatónlistarmaður, nátatúruverndarsinni, friðarsinni, jafnréttissinni....

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Pledge €8 or more

Every supporter gets his/her name in the creditsAllir styrktaraðilar fá nafn sitt á þakkarlista heimildarmyndarinnar.

Pledge €15 or more

Receives a ticket to In the same boat premiereStyrkaraðilar fá miða á frumsýningu Á sama báti í Reykjavík.

Pledge €25 or more

Receives two tickets to In the same boat premiereStyrktaraðilar fá tvo miða á frumsýningu Á sama báti í Reykjavík.

Pledge €40 or more

Receives two tickets to In the same boat premiere, a digital version of the documentary as well as a personal postcard from CanadaStyrktaraðilar fá tvo miða á frumsýningu Á sama báti í Reykjavík, stafræna útgáfu af heimildamyndinni auk póstkorts frá Kanada.

Pledge €70 or more

Receives four tickets to In the same boat premiere, In the same boat on a DVD and a personal postcard from CanadaStyrktaraðilar fá fjóra miða á frumsýningu Á sama báti í Reykjavík, Á sama báti á DVD diski auk póstkorts frá Kanada.

Pledge €100 or more

Receives six tickets to In the same boat premiere, In the same boat on a DVD, and a personal Christmas present delivered to your homeStyrktaraðilar fá sex miða á frumsýningu Á sama báti í Reykjavík, Á sama báti á DVD diski og heimsenda jólagjöf.

Pledge €250 or more

Receives six tickets to In the same boat premiere, In the same boat on a DVD, a personal Christmas present delivered to your home and a guided daytour with Védís and Snædís in IcelandStyrktaraðilar fá sex miða á frumsýningu Á sama báti í Reykjavík, Á sama báti á DVD diski, heimsenda jólagjöf auk dagsferðar með leiðsögn Védísar og Snædísar.

Pledge €500 or more

Six tickets to In the same boat premiere, a Christmas present delivered to your home, a guided daytour with Védís and Snædís in Iceland and In the same boat on a DVD with a personal message from the teamStyrktaraðilar fá sex miða á frumsýningu Á sama báti í Reykjavík, heimsenda jólagjöf, dagsferð með leiðsögn Védísar og Snædísar auk Á sama báti á DVD diski með persónulegum skilaboðum.

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