BEST SHORTFILM - NUUK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2020
A poetic documentary questioning the rationale behind past and future mining prospects in Greenland and how they are connected to a search for identity for the fledgling nation. This is a cinematic portrait of despair and anxiety towards an unknown future for the Inuit of the world's largest island.
Background: During a thirty year period from the 1950s onwards Greenland saw major societal change as the country went from being a colony of Denmark to a fledgling nation with aspirations of becoming independent one day. What had taken Europe 300 years to accomplish during the industrialisation was more or less forced upon the indigenous population of Greenland in 30. This had great consequences on every aspect of the Inuit way of living and was for many a devastating blow. Now, 70 years later new changes are on the horizon. Changes that are not necessarily for the good.
Nuuk International Film Festival September 13, 2020
What stories will future generations tell about us…
Poetic documentary short
Funded by Nordens Intitut i Grønland and made possible with the help of Nordiska Filmskolan.
Narsaq, Southern Greenland. July 2020.
Runtime: 6 min 49 seconds.
1.85:1 ratio (1998x1080p, 2K), stereo.
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