The achromatic island

Sofie Thorsen, Denmark, 2010

20 min.DK/Documentary

The Achromatic Island, depicts in black and white the contemporary landscape on the Danish island of Fur. By doing this Sofie Thorsen turns her attention towards a somewhat special set of problems from this peripheral area: In the 1950s a genetically inherited kind of black and white colour-blindness prevailed among the inhabitants of the somewhat secluded island, but with the gradual opening of the isolated area this has disappeared again.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title The achromatic island
Danish title The achromatic island
Keywords Fur, Limfjorden, 1930-1939, Eye diseases, Color blindness, Sense of sight
Director Sofie Thorsen
Screenplay Sofie Thorsen
Producer Sofie Thorsen
Director of Photography Hannes Böck
Editor Hannes Böck
Production country Denmark
Technical info Black/white
Danish festival release 04.11.2010, Statens Museum for Kunst, CPH:DOX


Direction Sofie Thorsen


Script Sofie Thorsen


Producer Sofie Thorsen


Cinematography Hannes Böck


Editing Hannes Böck

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