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Scott MacKenzie and Anna Westerstahl Stenport

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780748694174

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694174.001.0001

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Cosmopolitan Inuit: New Perspectives on Greenlandic Film

Cosmopolitan Inuit: New Perspectives on Greenlandic Film

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(p.97) 6. Cosmopolitan Inuit: New Perspectives on Greenlandic Film
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Films on Ice
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Kirsten Thisted

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694174.003.0007

This chapter considers contemporary acts of appropriation undertaken by Greenlandic filmmakers, as a local feature film industry has only recently emerged in the capital of Nuuk. While there is evidence of postcolonial protest against Denmark’s long dominance over Greenland, Thisted argues that in twenty-first century fiction feature films made in and about Nuuk, Greenland is situated as part of a global network of multicultural practices and representational techniques. Thisted examines Otto Rosing’s and Torben Bech’s Sundance-screened Nuummioq (2009), which is considered the first feature film produced in Greenland, and Angajo Lennert Sandgreen’s Hinnarik Sinnattunilu (2009). The chapter discusses these films as indications of an emerging cinematic autonomy, while Nuummioq’s international release was hampered by the fact that it had not been financed by the Danish Film Institute.

Keywords:   Greenland, Nuuk, Inuit, Frank Sinatra, Nuuk York, Otto Rosing, Torben Bech, Nuummioq, Hinnarik Sinnattunilu, Angajo Lennert Sandgreen, Bromance, Mike Magdison, Napoleon Dynamite, Sacha Baron Cohen

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