INUIT LANDS The Melting Point USA. Greenland. France. 2017 HD 1920/ 1080p
Running Time: 112 minutes
Opened the Film selection of COP 21, in Paris, France.
Jack London Spirit Award 2017 31st Annual Wine Country Film Festival Valley of the Moon, California
Greenland—the name conjures images of majestic Arctic landscapes and Nordic legends shrouded in mystery. The Inuit of Thule, Greenland—the northernmost people in the world—are proud, heroic hunters whose material and spiritual lives are inextricably bound to nature. The French anthropologist Jean Malaurie discovered these communities in 1951—the year the U.S. government began building a military base in the middle of Thule Eskimo territory. Today, mining, oil exploration, and global warming threaten the traditions and the very existence of this ancient hunter society.
This documentary explores the resilience and the vulnerability of the Inughuit communities of North Greenland, who face new challenges posed by social and climatic changes.
It is also a tribute to Jean Malaurie’s lifetime study of the Arctic people.