Film screening as a part of Main Program

Sumé -
The Sound of a Revolution

“Highly engaging mix of music documentary and history lesson”
– The Hollywood Reporter

“Wonderful unexpected discovery”
– Rolling Stones

The first international feature documentary film from Greenland deals with the nation’s uprising after 250 years of colonial suppression — and the rock band that made it happen.

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.

In a truly unprecedented way, a band became instrumental in Greenland gaining home rule in 1979 revolution – an uprising you have maybe never heard of, but which changed an entire country.

A story which becomes increasingly more relevant today, as Greenland debates full independence from Denmark, while big corporations push to exploit the arctic nation’s national resources. 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.

June 2, 21:00
The Documentary Film Center
Zubovsky Boulevard, 2
June 6, 19:00
The Documentary Film Center
Zubovsky Boulevard, 2

2014, Greenland, Denmark, Norway, 74 min.

Inuk Silis Hoegh
Inuk Silis Hoegh,
Emile H. Péronard
Erno Aronsen,
Per Berthelsen,
Hjalmar Dahl
Emile Hertling Péronard