121 Sermiligaaq 65°54'N, 36°22'W

Sermiligaaq 65°54'N, 36°22'W


09:00, Thursday 02nd July, Theatre B

  • Director: Anni Seitz, Sophie Elixhauser (GER)
  • Year: 2008
  • Run time: 64'
  • Format: HD video, PAL

The people of East Greenland inhabit a small string of coastal land at
the edge of the biggest island of the world. Long winters have always
shaped daily life here, a life that has gone within a few generations
from earth house to modernity, complete with helicopters, satellite TV
and alcohol. This documentary shows us East Greenland today, the
village in summer and winter, the family between seal hunting and
computer games. It lets us experience in clear and poetical scenes
normality in an extraordinary world, quietly observing events, faces,
gestures that combine to form a portrait that is at the same time
strange and strangely familiar.

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