Join us for the Polar Museum's part of the Native Spirit Film Festival, the UK's first and only annual independent festival promoting Native Filmmakers, Media, Artists, Indigenous languages and narrative sovereignty. Supported by Film in Greenland.
Greenlandic Inuit Films
Saturday 6 November, 10.30am- 11.30am & 2pm - 3pm
A guest film programme of shorts curated by award-winning Greenlandic filmmaker Inuk Jørgensen on the themes of Storytelling & Life including a 30 minute recorded discussion with the filmmakers. The programme will repeat in morning and the afternoon. There will be Arctic object handling sessions in the museum throughout the day.
Free to attend. Tickets include entrance to the Polar Museum after the film showing but not before due to the museum's capacity.
Snow (8 min) 2017 – Nivi Pedersen
Shovelling snow in the capital of Greenland is a big part of everyday life during winter. In this short documentary we are exploring how living in these conditions affect the culture, through the lives of three people with each their big and small bumps on their roads of dealing with neighbours, issues with shovelling equipment and caring for one another.
Naja (5 min) 2020 – Marc Fussing Rosbach
Description: Naja is a fantasy short film that tells a young girls death and her journey through shock and grief. After a traumatic experience Naja ran away from home, as she runs away from the reality that she couldn't accept. As she ran her ancestors follow her through the northern lights. She meets two small Spirits that wanted to help her move on to the other world (silap aappaa). She couldn't move on until she accepts her death.
Half & Half (3 min) 2014 – Aka Hansen
Growing up between Denmark and Greenland, Nuuk-based Aka Hansen cannot remember a time that she did not want to have a camera in her hand, and she has since become a trailblazing member of the country's new generation of emerging filmmakers.
Home (7 min) 2018 – Inuk Jørgensen
A personal perspective on coming home after nearly a decade abroad and finding that something is off in the familiar paradise. A warning that profound change is coming. Change that will influence future generations.
In Conversation with Inuit Filmmakers – 30 mins : Join us at the Polar Museum for our part of the Native Spirit Film Festival with conversation between filmmakers, touching on Greenlandic culture and Narrative Sovereignty, with inserts of filmed drum dance.