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‘Kanema’s Song’ picks up a prize at the Skjaldborg Documentary Film Festival

The Icelandic documentary Kanema’s Song has won two awards at the recent Skjaldborg Documentary Film Festival.

The documentary won both the audience award and the jury award, with the jury stating that the film “tells Kanema’s story with great warmth and sensitivity, full of joy and heart.”

Kanema’s Son is about the eighteen-year-old Erna Kanema, who grew up in Reykjavik with her Zambian father and Icelandic mother. When she grows up, she travels to her fathers homeland in search of her cultural heritage. After gaining a deeper understanding of her ancestor’s musical tradition, she brings some of it back home to Iceland.

The Skjaldborg Documentary Film Festival took place in Patreksfjördur.

Source: Icelandic Film Centre

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.