OAK STORIES

ICELAND

NORDEN vol. 03

Iceland is a land of pagan legends with incomparable landscapes full of mystery, and with a popular belief deeply rooted in the existence of the so-called “hidden people.” From the genetic point of view, it is more Scandinavian than Scandinavia itself. The isolation in which the island has been plunged for hundreds of years has caused geneticists around the world to study “the purity of their race”, although there are those who define it as a “great inbreeding”.

This particularity may be one of the main reasons why Iceland is one of the countries with the highest prevalence of autism in the world. On the other hand, with a population of 330,000 people, only two children are born on average every year with Down syndrome.

Discover NORDEN

"NORDEN" is a long-term documentary project developed by OAK stories that seeks to address in depth all the contrasts and contradictions that are generated around countries popularly considered as idyllic.

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Finland

2012-2015

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Faroe 

2017-2018

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Norway

2017-X

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Denmark

2017-X

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Iceland

2017-2019

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Sweden

2017-X

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Alan

2017-X

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Greenland

2017-X

Partners

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ICELAND TEAM

This documentary project was developed with the effort of a multidisciplinary team composed by

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Raúl Moreno

Photographer

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Alex Rodal

Research / Criminologist