Skolliales (2012) Trailer
Trailer for the documentary Skolliales.
Wild eider ducks come back year after year to the same nesting grounds, areas where they know they are safe from predators. In Dýrafjörur, a remote fjord in north-west Iceland, a group of gentlemen dedicate more than two months a year taking care of these ducks. In return they get to keep the valuable eiderdown that the ducks provide for their nests. The duck's main predator is the arctic fox that comes down from the hills and into the fields during the bright arctic nights. The eider farmersare ready to fight the sly fox with old jeeps, guns, home-made poetry, and cakes. Skolliales is the story of eider farmers and neighbours, Valdimar and Zófonías, and their friends. Between the men, the ducks, and the arctic fox there lies a special connection. A relationship that goes beyond love and hatred, a relationship that is based on understanding, respect, and friendship.