From 1973 to 1976 the Greenlandic rock band Sumé released three albums and changed the history of Greenland. The group’s political songs were the first to be recorded in the Greenlandic language – a language that prior to Sumé didn’t have words for “revolution” or “oppression”. After 250 years of Danish colonization Sumé set in motion a revival of Greenlandic culture and identity, and paved the way for a Greenlandic home rule government.

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2014
Production country:
Greenland
Co production country:
Denmark
Norway
Release date (international):
2015-02-10
Production company:
Ánorâk Film I/S
Co production company:
JAB Film
Bullitt Film Aps
Producer:
Emile Hertling Péronard
Co producer:
Vibeke Vogel
John Arvid Berger
Sales agent:
DR Sales

Director

  • Inuk Silis Høegh

    Born in Qaqortoq, Greenland in 1972, he earned a masters in film and TV production at the University of Bristol in 1997 and a master of fine arts in Copenhagen in 2010. He produced a number of short films, music videos and commercials in the 1990s. He has participated in numerous international exhibitions with his artistic works and installations. In 1999 he directed his first short film Sinilluarit (Goodnight). Produced in Greenland, the film screened at 27 festivals and won the Audience Award at the Far North Film Festival in 2000. Sume – Mumisitsinerup Nipaa is his first documentary.

Festivals

2016:
Nordkapp Filmfestival

Crew

Director:
Inuk Silis Høegh
Screenplay:
Inuk Silis Høegh
Cinematographer:
Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Editor:
Per K. Kirkegaard
Sound Design:
Rune Hansen
Sound engineer:
Jon McBirnie

Technical information

Format:
DCP 2k
Colour:
Black and White
Length in mins:
73'
Language:
Danish
Kalaallisut
Subtitles:
English

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