Sermiligaag 65°54'N, 36°22'W

© Seitz / Elixhauser
64 minutes / Colour / 2008
Directed by
Anni Seitz Sophie Elixhauser

Anthropologist Sophie Elixhauser

Country of production Germany

The people of East Greenland inhabit a small string of coastal land at the edge of the biggest island of the world. Long winters have always shaped daily life here, a life that has gone within a few generations from earth house to modernity, complete with helicopters, satellite TV and alcohol. This documentary shows us East Greenland today, the village in summer and winter, the family between seal hunting and computer games. It lets us experience in clear and poetical scenes normality in an extraordinary world, quietly observing events, faces, gestures that combine to form a portrait that is at the same time strange and strangely familiar.

Language and subtitles Original Language with English Subtitles

Region North America

Country Greenland

Keywords Rural Social Change Environment