John Garrity, his estranged wife and their young son embark on a perilous journey to find sanctuary as a planet-killing comet hurtles toward Earth. Amid terrifying accounts of cities getting levelled, the Garrity's experience the best and worst in humanity. As the countdown to the global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.
Springtime in Greenland uses 50's cinematic conventions and attitudes to tell a story about the sophomoric inhabitants of a fictional utopia.
Oren (27) comes to his parents’ house to pack his belongings before moving with his girlfriend to their new apartment. During this day, out of seemingly simple interactions, the family dynamics reveals itself, and exposes the protagonist’s place- between child and adult, between intimacy and alienation. The house constitutes the space in which past, present and future mix into a chronicle of separation. Winner of San Sebastian International Film Festival short competition.
Dr. Konrad Steffan, one of the world’s leading climate scientists, has witnessed firsthand the steady march of climate change — he’s been monitoring the melting of Greenland’s Ice Sheet for over 25 years. His story, told in this short film, serves as a powerful message for change.
Based on an unproduced screenplay by Italian maestro Michelangelo Antonioni, this hauntingly beautiful example of computer-generated animation spans the globe on wings of inspired imagination.
In the summer of 2012, one of the most vital ecosystems on earth, the Greenland ice sheet, experienced a meltdown that alarmed scientists the world over. Greenland is an island encased in ice and it’s the world’s second largest ice sheet after Antarctica. That summer, ninety-seven percent of the surface ice melted. “Melting Point” is a comprehensive examination of this event. Videographer Snorre Wik shot the footage under tough conditions—hauling around 1,000 pounds of gear by helicopter, by SUV (on Greenland’s mostly dirt roads) and out on a thinning ice sheet made treacherous by the sun. His efforts were both breathtaking and disturbing. Additionally, Jens Christiansson is responsible for filming the destruction of the Watson River bridge. Marco Tedesco and his team of researchers filmed the moulins and ice cap during the record meltoff.
This film follows a skilled team of four climbers (Nicolas, Olivier Favresse, Ben Ditto, Sean Villanueva) and Scottish Reverend Captain Bob Shepton on a Climbing- sailing expedition to the West Coast of Greenland. Despite the seriousness of the climbing, it shows them laughing, having fun and playing music in the most bizarre locations. This expedition was awarded with the Piolet d’Or for showing great style, high technical level and huge camaraderie.
An award-winning short film tells a poetic story about sisterhood, loss and grief that parallels with the faith of a humpback whale.
The Beatles take center stage in this comprehensive documentary that spans their career, offering up non-concert footage of the world's most famous rock band in a variety of era-defining moments, including visits to New York, Holland and Australia. The film also includes newsreels dating back to the 1960s, the band's appearances on the "David Frost Show" and Swedish television, along with their last-ever televised interview.
Thomas and Thomas are going through a rough patch: they are both thirty-something actors living in Paris. They randomly decide to leave the city and fly away to Kullorsuaq, one of the most remote villages of Greenland, where Thomas' father Nathan lives. Among the Inuit community, they will discover the charms of the local customs and their friendship will be challenged.
The world's largest island has been part of Denmark since 1721, but a significant majority of the 56.000 inhabitants now want independence. They feel their culture and language is threatened and is the main reason for the many suicides among young people. But the Danish speaking Greenlanders feel discriminated and want to keep the ties to Denmark. The film follows four strong young Greenlanders, who each in their own way insist on taking responsibility for the future of their country. The documentary explores the difficult balance between the right to self-determination and xenophobic nationalism. Between traditional culture and globalization.
Danish documentary following different locations and situations in Greenland anno 1914. It comes around settlements, hunters, steamboats, umiaks, a kayak race, and a football match. Photographed by W. Thalbitzer.
Danish documentary filmed in Greenland. Shows a lot of Greenlanders, skiing, hunting for birds, seals and whales, and ice fishing. Filmed by Dr. Leif Folke.
Johan Carl Joensen, a Danish colonial manager in Greenland, drives his dog sled in Copenhagen’s Fælledparken. (stumfilm.dk)
Danish documentary that follows fishermen in Greenland, from the time when fishing got industrialized. The filmcrew also captures ships fighting the thick ice, meet some locals and some hunters. Also, look out for a 'cameo' by the legendary Danish polar explorer Knud Rasmussen, who played a big part in exploring Greenland. He died short after in 1933 from food poisoning. Produced by H.B. Film.
Everyday life in Greenland at summer time with the children in focus. There are recordings from several cities: Illulissat (Knud Rasmussen's house), Qasgiannguit (formerly Christianshåb), Sisimiut, Qaqortoq (Julianehåb), Manitsoq and Kangaamiut (formerly Old Sugar Loaf).
A Danish documentary about Greenland. Filmed by Janus Sørensen for Elfelt Film. Peter Elfelt takes an important place in the history of Danish cinema as being probbly the first documentarist in Denmark and a great deal of his films are about Greenland. Hard to find much info on this one. Janus Sørensen has filmed several greenlanders, hunters, ships, lots of nature, settlements, dogsleds, kayaks, camps etc. No intertitles, no audio. Just a series of beautiful locations. The black/white looks amazing in the Greenlandic context. (worldscinema.org)