Sumé - The Sound of a Revolution

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    Sumé - The Sound of a Revolution

    Sumé - Mumisitsinerup Nipaa

    Directed by

    Greenland, Denmark, Norway

    2014

    73 min

    • Greenlandic-Inuit

    Documentary

    In the 1970s the Greenlandic rock band Sumé released three albums that changed Greenland's history. 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. And the country's first uprising against the Danish colonial powers.

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    Credits

    Screenplay
    Inuk Silis Høegh
    Cinematography
    Henrik Bohn Ipsen
    Editing
    Per K. Kirkegaard
    Music
    Rune Hansen
    Production
    ANORAK FILM I/S
    Inuk Silis Høegh

    Inuk Silis Høegh

    Greenland

    Inuk Silis Høegh is a film director and artist, born in Qaqortoq, Greenland, in 1972. He earned a Master of Arts in Film & TV Production from the University of Bristol in 1997 and a Master of Fine Arts from the Royal Danish School of Visual Arts in 2010.
    Since the 1990s he's produced and directed a number of short films, music videos, documentaries and commercials along with his works as an artist with numerous exhibitions and art installations in the Nordic countries and abroad. In 1999 he directed the first short film produced in Greenland. GOODNIGHT was screened at 27 international film festivals and won the audience award at the Far North Film Festival in 2000. It was later acquired by Canal+TV.
    He is a member of Film.gl - Greenlandic Film Workers and Kimik - Greenland's Art Association. As an artist he received the Niels Wessel Bagge award in 2005. SUMÉ - THE SOUND OF A REVOLUTION is his feature documentary directional debut.