Tradition and history in Icelandic musical documentaries

Sebastian Jakub Konefał


Icelandic music documentaries represent an intriguing evolution of approach to the issues related to the expression of respect for tradition, history and collective memory. National identity for the characters of Friðrik Þór Friðriksson’s Rock in Reykjavik (1981) is a relic of the past and incomprehensible obsession of the older generation. Directed by Ari Magnússon Screaming Masterpiece (2005) presents Icelanders as a nation which is proud of its past and highly inspired by the history and traditions of their homeland. Another rockumentary, Heima (2007), emphasizes the social aspects of the everyday re-creation of the national community, focusing on the small cultural differences and promoting the idea of local patriotism. Viking heritage, originality, and uniqueness of the Icelandic language of its nature no longer interest the authors of the latest non-fic-tional productions that are created after the financial crisis of the year 2008.
Author Sebastian Jakub Konefał (FL / ICS)
Sebastian Jakub Konefał,,
- Institute of Culture Studies
Journal seriesMaska. Magazyn Antropologiczno-Społeczno-Kulturowy, ISSN 1898-5947, e-ISSN 2449-9153, (B 7 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets1
Keywords in Englishhistory, tradition, rockumentary, music documentary, national identity, Iceland
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne (CC-BY-NC); with publication
Score (nominal)7
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 7.0, 17-11-2019, ArticleFromJournal
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