Retrospective: Greenland on Film

2009 sees Greenland standing at the centre of international attention: on a political level, the self-governing Danish province has been granted home rule for the first time. On an ecological level it is hosting discussions within the framework of the International Polar Year on the increased melting of the polar ice caps. In terms of tourism, the island's rough landscape fascinates people from all over the world. And cinematically, Greenland has served as a backdrop for Scandinavian and international imagination throughout the past 100 years. 2009 sees the premiere of "Nuummioq", the first entirely Greenlandic feature film production. The restrospective at the 51st Nordic film Days Lübeck "The Arctic Screen - Greenland on Film" presents ten films from ten eventful decades of Greenlandic cinema – from the silent film era to today.