Sumé: Sound of a Revolution

Toldi
Nov 11, 22:15
English Subtitles & Hungarian Simultaneous Translation
Művész
Nov 13, 20:45
English Subtitles
Arctic Rights and Wrongs
Inuk Silis-Hoegh
2014
Greenland
Denmark
Norway
73min
Greenlandic
Danish

Greenland's revolution started with a rock band. It's a revolution you've probably never heard of. Not a shot was fired, not a single drop of blood spilled. But in the span of just a few years in the 1970's the hearts and minds of the entire Greenlandic people were turned upside down. The sound of Greenland's first rock band singing in their native tongue woke people up. Sumé's lyrics introduced words like "oppression" and "revolution" to the Greenlandic language, and inspired the political figures of the time to take Greenland's policies out of the hands of Danish politicians. Now, 40 years later, the first international feature documentary film to be produced in Greenland chronicles the uprising of the 1970's and Sumé's impact on Greenlandic history. Through present day interviews and unique archival footage, the film brings to life a story of an indigenous people's fight for their own voice and cultural identity. 

Producer: 
Emile Hertling Péronard
Editor: 
Per K. Kirkegaard
Camera: 
Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Sound: 
Jon McBirnie
Rune Hansen
Distribution info: 
Creative Producer Emile Hertling Péronard Wildersgade 32, 3. sal DK-1408 Copenhagen K Tel.: (+45) 26 79 96 54 emile@emileperonard.dk www.thesoundofarevolution.com