Andri Snær Magnason Film Screening in Toronto

December 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fleck Dance Theatre - 3rd Floor
207 Queens Quay W
Toronto, ON M5J 1A7
Andri Snær Magnason Film Screening in Toronto @ Fleck Dance Theatre - 3rd Floor | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Join Andri Snær Magnason, author of On Time and Water (March 30, 2021), for the screening of his film The Hero’s Journey to the Third Pole – A Bipolar Musical Documentary with Elephants in Toronto! The documentary was directed by Andri Snær Magnason & Anní Ólafsdóttir. Part road movie, part musical, part serious inquiry into the caverns of the mind, The Hero’s Journey to the Third Pole is at once an artful, sensitive and amusing examination of mental health, told through an unexpected story of friendship. The screening will take place live on December 3, 2021 at 7PM EDT at the Fleck Dance Theatre.

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A few years ago, Andri Snær Magnason, one of Iceland’s most beloved writers and public intellectuals, was asked by a leading climate scientist why he wasn’t writing about the greatest crisis mankind has faced. Magnason demurred: he wasn’t a specialist, he said; it wasn’t his field. But the scientist persisted: “If you cannot understand our scientific findings and present them in an emotional, psychological, poetic or mythological context,” he told him, “then no one will really understand the issue, and the world will end.”

Based on interviews and advice from leading glacial, ocean, climate, and geographical scientists, and interwoven with personal, historical, and mythological stories, Magnason’s response is a rich and compelling work of narrative nonfiction that illustrates the reality of climate change—and offers hope in the face of an uncertain future. Moving from reflections on how one writes an obituary for an iceberg to exhortation for a heightened understanding of human time and our obligations to one another, throughout history and across the globe, On Time and Water is both deeply personal and globally-minded: a travel story, a world history, and a desperate plea to live in harmony with future generations. Already a massive bestseller in Iceland, and selling in two dozen territories around the world, this is a book unlike anything that has yet been published on the current climate emergency.


Andri Snær Magnason is one of Iceland’s most celebrated writers. He has won the Icelandic Literary Prize for fiction, children’s fiction, and non-fiction. In 2009, Magnason co-directed the documentary Dreamland, which was based on his book Dreamland: A Self-Help Manual for a Frightened Nation (forthcoming from Open Letter). In 2010, Magnason was awarded the Kairos Prize, presented to outstanding individuals in the field of intercultural understanding. Magnason ran for president of Iceland in 2016 and came third out of nine candidates.


Get your copy of On Time and Water from Biblioasis here!