Scene from the film House of Hope - Refugee Camp Iceland
Scene from the film House of Hope - Refugee Camp Iceland
Scene from the film House of Hope - Refugee Camp Iceland

House of Hope - Refugee Camp Iceland

  • Iceland
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A humble hostel outside Reykjavik serves as a temporary home for refugees seeking asylum in Iceland. The inhabitants of Hostel Fit come from several countries, including Afghanistan, Irak, Iran, Russia, Mauritius, Sudan and Algiers. Their lives are marked by an insecure future, poverty and fear of being shipped back to their countries of origin. Icelandic society is seemingly indifferent to the fate of the refugees, who often spend years anxiously waiting for the bureaucracy to handle their requests for asylum.


  • Original Title
    House of Hope - Refugee Camp Iceland
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Kolfinna Baldvinsdottir
  • Cinematography
    Ingvar A. Thorisson
  • Editing
    Thuridur Lilly Einarsdottir
  • Sound
    Eirikur Hilmisson, Asta Kristin Gudrunardot
  • Runtime
    53 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Iceland
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Hugofilm
      • Skulgata 30
      • 101 Reykjavík
      • Iceland
      • tel: 003458957008
      • e-mail:
  • Festivals
    • Nordiske Filmtage Lübeck 2014
  • Awards
    • Nominated for the Icelandic Edda Awards as Best Documentary 2014 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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