The Laki Eruption

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The Laki Eruption was the largest eruption since the settlement of Iceland.

The Laki Eruption was the largest eruption since the settlement of Iceland.

Approx. one fifth of the Icelanders died.

Approx. one fifth of the Icelanders died.

Eldmessan is shown to travellers visiting the Laki area.

Eldmessan is shown to travellers visiting the Laki area.

The project

Eldmessan is a film on the Laki eruption and The Mist Hardships (1783-1784), where one fifth of the Icelandic population was killed. Over a million people died world wide due to failed crops and atmospheric pollution caused by the Eruption. Gagarin used a variety of 3D renderings, red-screen footage and archived footage to produce this expressionistic 15 min. documentary to be shown for travellers visiting the Laki area.

Our role

  • Original idea
  • Conception and development
  • Film production
  • Project management

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