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Country: ICELAND, DENMARK, GERMANY, FRANCE
Run Time: 92 minutes
Married couple, Inga and Reynir, own an Icelandic dairy farm on the brink of bankruptcy. Most of their debt is to the community cooperative that controls their manufacturing supplies and their milk’s distribution to customers. Inga is tired of the co-op monopoly, but Reynir insists it’s in their best interest to remain loyal to the co-op. He discourages her from purchasing cheaper supplies from outside businesses. Inga reluctantly complies. That is, until Reynir dies under mysterious circumstances and she learns he was a co-op informant, coerced to reveal members purchasing outside the cooperative, who would then be blacklisted. An enraged Inga exposes their mafia-style practices on the internet, igniting a chain of events with momentous consequences. Soon, she has a reporter on her doorstep, a divided community at her back, and co-op leadership taking notice. THE COUNTY is an edge-of-your-seat thriller of a one-woman resistance against a perverted organization that’s forgotten its founding principles. Fueled by rage, grief, and the need for justice, Inga works selflessly to expose the corruption that caused her husband’s death. (In Icelandic with subtitles) — R.R.
Tower City Cinemas
Wednesday, April 01, 2020 at 12:00 PM ET
Thursday, April 02, 2020 at 8:25 PM ET
Saturday, April 04, 2020 at 3:45 PM ET
Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles
Women of the World
International Narrative Competition
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