AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY SHORT
GOLD AWARD, Best Documentary Short - Independent Shorts Awards 2020
BRONZE AWARD, Best Editing - Independent Shorts Awards 2020
BEST SHORT FILM- Nuuk International Film Festival 2020
HONORABLE MENTIONS, Best Director - Independent Shorts Awards 2020
HONORABLE MENTIONS, Best Cinematography - Independent Shorts Awards 2020
HONORABLE MENTIONS, Best Original Score - Independent Shorts Awards 2020
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT (nominee) - Red Nation International Film Festival 2020
BEST FIRST NATIONS STORY (finalist) - Canberra Short Film Festival - 2020
A cinematic portrait of despair and anxiety towards an unknown future for the Inuit of the world's largest island. The film questions the rationale behind past and future mining prospects in Greenland and how they are connected to a search for identity for the fledgling nation.
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.
Arctic Shorts Film Evening - Arctic Futures, Brussels, Belgium. TBA
Alpi Giulie Cinema/Monte Analogo - Trieste, Italy, Early 2022
Native Spirit Film Festival - London University, London. U.K. November 2021
Nordic International Film Festival - New York, USA. August 2021
CineGlobe Film Festival - Cern, Switzerland. August 2021
GECO Film Festival - Melbourne, Australia. July 2021
Nickel Independent Film Festival - St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. July 2021
Liberation Docfest - Dhaka, Bangladesh. June 2021
Wairoa Maori Film Festival - Wairoa, New Zealand. June 2021
Trento Film Festival - Trento, Italy. May 2021
Ecocine Human Rights Festival - Sao Paolo, Brazil. April 2021
Canberra Short Film Festival - Canberra, Australia. March 2021
Maoriland Film Festival - Ōtaki, New Zealand. March 2021
Demetera International Short Film Festival - Paris, France. March 2021
Tampere Film Festival - Tampere, Finland. March 2021
Skábmagovat Film Festival - Inari, Finland. January 2021
Tromsø International Film Festival - Tromsø, Norway. January 2021
Dunedin International Film Festival - Florida, USA. January 2021
Independent Shorts Awards - Burbank, LA. USA, December 2020
Red Nation International Film Festival - LA, United States. November 2020
Nuuk International Film Festival - Nuuk, Greenland. September 2020
People have always told stories…
Poetic documentary short
Funded by the Nordic Institute in Greenland 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.
Electronic press kit can be found here (PDF).
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