The Raven and the SeagullLykkelænder / The Raven and the Seagull

Documentary, Denmark / Greenland 2018, 71 Min., greenl., dan. OV, engl. st

"The ship christened the Hans Hedtoft was considered unsinkable. It was supposed to be a high-speed link between Copenhagen and Greenland’s ports. But on its maiden voyage in January 1959, it hit an iceberg and sank. The ties between the world’s largest island and the Kingdom of Denmark are the subject of many historical anecdotes, but also countless myths and inventions. Given the potency of the past, how can we form a modern image of Greenland and its original inhabitants, especially looking in from the outside? Lasse Lau takes on this post-colonial issue in his film, which provides space for expression to a variety of different worlds. A Kalaalit hunter explores the halls of Copenhagen’s ethnographic museum, Danish tourists in functional clothing lose themselves among an imposing landscape of glaciers. Both Danish rock songs and Greenland rap music sing of yesterday and today."

Director Lasse Lau

Screenplay Lasse Lau

Producer Rie Hougaard Landgreen, Rikke Tambo Andersen

Cast Vivi Nielsen, Nukâka Coster-Waldau, Angunnguaq Larsen, Aannguaq René J. Hansen, Makka Kleist, Kristian Mølgaard, Josef Tarrak-Petrussen

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