Eurovision doco A Song Called Hate gets Australian premiere
A documentary that chronicles the explosive Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will soon be available to Australian audiences.
A song called hate follows Hatari from Iceland as they venture to Tel Aviv in Israel to compete in the competition.
The group is described as an “anti-capitalist, BDSM satirical techno group” who were unexpectedly catapulted to global stardom and selected to compete in Eurovision.
They decided to take the opportunity to “give a voice to the voiceless” and highlight the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
It saw them “face opposition, hostility and intimidation”, says the film’s ad, as they staged “one of the most internationally televised live political protests in the world”. competition history.
“The group’s journey from Reykjavik to Tel Aviv becomes the vehicle for an often funny, always compelling cinematic exploration of freedom of expression, the social responsibility of creative individuals in our confusing world, and the role of art as as an agent of change,” a statement said today.
The documentary will examine how artists cope both on and off stage, and how they deal with criticism from all quarters.
It will be available from Thursday, February 24 in Australia on the documentary and news streaming service iwonder.
CEO James Bridges noted the power of the group and the documentary.
“A song called hate is an inspiring story of hope, bravery and selflessness, as a group of young artists guided by their conscience put themselves in harm’s way to fight a battle far from home. Thought-provoking, touching and at times incredibly tense, behind Hatari’s confrontational facade, we get to know a group of emotional and empathetic individuals simply trying to do what they think is right, despite what it might mean for them. all of them when it comes to it’s time to face the music,” he said.
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