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The Visitors

  •   Veronika Lišková
  •   Czech Republic, Norway, Slovakia

After a young Czech anthropologist, Zdenka, moves with her family to the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard to study how life is changing for this unique polar community, she quickly falls in love with her new home. But all is not sweeping Arctic beauty and quiet serenity in one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas. Besides the threat of melting glaciers and thinning permafrost, Zdenka soon discovers a central tenant of Svalbard’s social policy—which allows citizens from all over the world to work there without a visa—is fueling deep-seated tensions in the area. With a mixture of beautiful Nordic vistas and icy psychological conflict, The Visitors is a remarkably prescient and humanistic story illuminating how the climate crisis, economics, and immigration are inextricably intertwined.

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Special Guests

Scheduled to attend: Director Veronika Lišková


Documentary Sponsor

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Documentary Patron

Cynthia Stone Raskin

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Event Information

Sunday, October 16, 2022

  •   85 minutes
AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States


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