Documentary Now! heads to Iceland this week when the film “A Town, A Gangster, A Festival” goes behind-the-scenes of the festivities at the island nation’s annual Al Capone Festival.
While most festivals focus on merely entertaining the masses, Iceland does things differently, including a fully-integrated education program into the mix. To prepare the populace for the Al Capone Festival, the festival education program starts in the country’s public elementary schools. It’s the best way to ensure that the next generation of Iceland’s Al Capone enthusiasts are ready, willing and able to properly celebrate the infamous Chicago gangster.
Watch this clip to see how the process of edifying Iceland’s youth about the joys of cigar smoking and Tommy guns starts early and maybe find some tips for incorporating Al Capone into your own local school. Then tune in on Thursday at 10P for more helpful tips to celebrate the life, times, and crimes of Al Capone.