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The World About Us (1967 - 1987): The Other Iceland  (1973)

Barry Paine with film camera

Cod wars and volcanic eruptions put Iceland on the front page, but what's behind the headlines?  Why do the Icelanders so fiercely defend the cod?  The Other Iceland is the story of a people with a toe-hold on an inhospitable rock where only one per cent is farmable.  Living against these odds they've been forced to exploit their wildlife: Eider ducks, seabirds, whales and fish.  But in general, over a thousand years, they've established an enviable balance of which they're fiercely proud.  Perhaps it's this long struggle that now makes them so unwilling to take risks?

Copyright holder

Copyright Holder: BBC - Natural History Unit
Address: c/o BBC Motion Gallery
Room E251
Woodlands
80 Wood Lane
London
W12 0TT
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8433 2861 / 2
Email: motiongallery.uk@bbc.co.uk
Website: http://www.bbcmotiongallery.com

Film credits

Film Cameraman: Robin Crane
Narrator: Barry Ernest Paine
Producer: Barry Ernest Paine
Production Organisation: BBC - Natural History Unit
Sound Recordist: Robert Bentley
Stills
Barry Paine with film camera
Barry Paine with film camera
Camera team at Lake Mývatn
Camera team at Lake Mývatn
Rob Bentley records the sound of flies at Lake Mývatn
Rob Bentley records the sound of flies at...
Robin Crane filming in Iceland
Robin Crane filming in Iceland
Robin Crane, Bob Bentley and (?) at steam jet
Robin Crane, Bob Bentley and (?) at steam...
Cameraman with camera
Cameraman with camera