What if a country rewrote its constitution using ordinary citizens and social media? That's exactly what happened in Iceland. Blueberry Soup is an extraordinary documentary at the epicentre of one of this centuries most exciting movements: "The Icelandic People's Movement". The film is a deeply touching account of an empowered nation re-envisioning democracy through the drafting of its constitution. If given a second chance, how does a nation rebuild?
Blueberry Soup has played a monumental role in garnering international attention for the Icelandic experiment in civic engagement, inspiring a series of new movements abroad. The film has been show in Universities around the world and continues to be the primary archive of the Icelandic constitutional reform process.
"The first time I watched this film, I had tears in my eyes. Look what has happened here (in Iceland). In the circles of constitutional scholars this is a celebrated process. There is something deeply moving about what happened here, and it will be remembered as that." - Dr. Lawrence Lessig, Harvard University
"A beautiful film that is politically nuanced and passionate at once. The crisis of the Icelandic constitution has lessons for us all, though quite what those lessons are is still to be worked out. Above all, BLUEBERRY SOUP helps clarify the questions we need to be asking.'- Dr. Alex Prichard, Exeter University Professor
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