Director: Sarah Gavron
Starring: Lars the teenager, Karl the Hunter, Ilanngauq, Annie the elder
UK/Denmark/Greenland, 2012, 1 hour 18 minutes, subtitles
Village life is hugely cooperative and magical things happen in Niaqornat, a remote hamlet in the far north of Greenland, home to 59 people and 100 dogs. Frank, intimate conversations with Lars, the hip-hop Man Utd loving teen in search of love on facebook; Karl, the huntsman who hopes to reopen the fish factory as a coop, Ilanngauq, the outsider and Annie, the elder who remembers the ways of the Shaman, are interspersed with fabulous images of the seasonal changes of the ice and snow. This gives an optimistic glimpse of how the villagers are adapting to the impact of climate change and the forces of globalization on their ‘disappearing life’.
Part of Wales One World film festival.