The Blue Nail Premiers in Harpa

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The Blue Nail Premiers in Harpa

The Harpa concert hall and conference center started a new chapter in its performance history last Tuesday night with its very first film premier.

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Inside Harpa. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.

The film premiered was a documentary about a cancer patient battling prostate cancer. Blái Naglinn or “The Blue Nail”, tells the story of Jóhannes V. Nordal.

The evening started with a symbolic performance of a choir of 220 choir members from several local choirs featuring the internationally acclaimed Icelandic performer Garðar Cortes accompanied by the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra.

Every year 220 individuals are diagnosed with prostate cancer and one person per week dies of cancer, ruv.is reports.

The documentary will air on RÚV, the Icelandic Broadcasting Corporation’s television channel on Sunday April 1.

From April 19, the Blue Nail symbol will be available for purchase with all profits going towards radiotherapy equipment for the cancer ward at Landspítali University Hospital in Reykjavík.

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