Sumé - The Sound of a Revolution

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Sumé - The Sound of a Revolution (Sumé - Mumisitsinerup Nipaa)

Directed by Inuk Silis Høegh

  • Greenland, Denmark, Norway 2014; 73 min
  • Original version: Greenlandic-Inuit
  • Genre: Documentary

Synopsis

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.

Production

  • ANORAK FILM I/S

    Emile Hertling Péronard