A Song Called Hate
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The Icelandic band Hatari had their breakthrough in 2019 when they participated in Eurovision Song Contest in Israel. The band is known for provoking with its anti-capitalist ideology and its BDSM aesthetics, and naturally, this created some suspense when they it was evident that they were going to represent Iceland in the world's biggest singing competition.
In A Song Called Hate, we get to know the band on their journey to Tel Aviv with the intentions to infiltrate the competition and play anti-capitalist BDSM techno metal as a protest against Israel's occupation of Palestine.
It is not until the band arrives in Israel that they truly comprehend the realities – of the colossal Eurovision apparatus itself, and of the pressure laid on them from both Israelis and Palestinians. Will the band be able to create as much commotion as possible, put the spotlight on Palestine, and at the same time carry out the finale? A perfect movie for those who are both passionate about activism and Eurovision fans!
Anna Hildur Hildibrandsdottir is an Icelandic film and TV producer based in London. She is a co-founder of the production company Tattarrattat, which specializes in producing hybrid and cultural documentaries. Prior to that, she was Program Director for Nordic Music Export (NOMEX). A Song Called Hate is her first feature-length documentary.
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Original title A Song Called Hate
Country Iceland, Palestine, Israel
Director Anna Hildur Hildibrandsdottir
Screenplay Iain Forsyth, Skarphéðinn Guðmundsson, Anna Hildur Hildibrandsdottir, Jane Pollard
Producer Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard
Production Company Tattarrattat
Runtime 1h 30m
Age limit 9