Birgitta Jónsdóttir—parliamentarian, activist, poet, Buddhist, single mom—fights to make Iceland the free speech capital of the digital world.
IMAGINE A NATION that offers a safe haven to whistleblowers risking their lives to stand up and speak the truth.
IMAGINE AN INTERNET that empowers “netizens,” rather than collecting data and spying on them.
Well, the tiny nation of Iceland is working together to do just that, and a unique woman, an Icelandic MP named Birgitta Jónsdóttir is leading the fight for digital democracy.
I'm Judith Ehrlich, and I was nominated for an Academy Award when I directed “The Most Dangerous Man in America, Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers.” This film expands on the issues of my previous film, in the context of the 21st century.