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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Organised by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain & Ireland (RAI) since 1985, it is an itinerant festival that moves biennially from one university host to another, in association with local community and cultural organisations.

The festival will be held from Thursday 13 June to Sunday 16 June 2013 in Edinburgh, hosted by National Museums Scotland and the STAR consortium. Scottish Training in Anthropological Research (STAR) is a collaboration between the Universities of Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and St. Andrews. Over 60 new films will be screened alongside a conference 'New Observations' and a selection of special events and workshop about art & anthropology and the use of archival film.

The RAI Film Festival is held in collaboration with the Center for Visual Anthropology, University of Southern California.

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