• Documentary / 90 min / Iceland / 2020

Hatari claim to be driven by a mission to end late capitalism. Their selection to represent Iceland at Eurovision is audacious, but now they must confront the true cost of taking their message to a global stage. Faced with the political context of a non-political Eurovision song contest, hosted in Israel with occupied territories on the doorstep, Hatari decides to take a stand. Ultimately, A Song Called Hate asks what is the role of the artist and do they have a responsibility to engage in politics? If so, do intentions even count, without actions? With unique access, this documentary examines how these young artists cope, both on and off stage, and how they can navigate criticism, when it comes from all sides. With a mission to penetrate the high gloss and shiny show-business of Eurovision, Hatari are forced to accept that everything they do might just be read as irony, because is it even possible to participate within a system while simultaneously rejecting it?


A Song Called Hate at festivals

Soundtrack Cologne, Germany
Noordelijk Film Festival, Netherlands
Riga International Film Festival, Latvia
International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival “Inconvenient Films”, Lithuania
QFFM | Queer Film Festival München, Germany
Calgary International Film Festival, Canada
Northern Lights Nordic Film Festival, Belarus
Tallinn Music Week, Estonia
Nordisk Panorama, Sweden
Jecheon International Music & Film Festival, South Korea
Doc'n Roll Film Festival, UK
Oslo PIX, Norway
Minneapolis St. Paul Film Festival, US
CPH:DOX, Denmark
Cleveland International Film Festival, US
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece
Human International Documentary Film Festival, Norway
SeeYouSound International Music Film Festival, Italy
DocPoint - Tallinn Documentary Film Festival, Estonia
DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, Finland
Gothenburg International Film Festival, Sweden

Nordic Film Days Lübeck, Germany (online)
Warsaw International Film Festival, Poland
Reykjavik International Film Festival, Iceland

Best Nordic Documentary, Oslo Pix
Best Long Play Music Documentary Award - SeeYouSound
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