Sumé – The Sound of a Revolution
- event type: WOMEX 15 Film Screening
- start date: 22 Oct 2015
- time: 20:00 - 21:15
- city/area: Budapest
- venue:Müpa Budapest Cinema
- country: Hungary
- event submitted by: Piranha Arts
CPH:DOX Film Festival Highlight.
Directed by Inuk Silis Høegh.
Production Country and Year: Greenland, Denmark and Norway, 2014 | Produced by Anorak Film, Bullitt Film, Jabfilm | Producers: Emile Hertling Péronard, Elise Lund Larsen, John Arvid Berger, Vibeke Vogel | Director of Photography: Henrik Bohn Ipsen | Sound: Rasmus Winther and Rune Hansen | Editor: Per K. Kirkegaard | World Sales: DR Sales, Anorak Film | Language: Greenlandic and Danish with English subtitles
In the 1970s the Greenlandic rock band Sumé released three albums that changed Greenlandʼs history. They influenced an era, boosted the self-esteem of the Greenlandic people and motivated the political process of establishing Greenlandʼs Home Rule Government and the countryʼs first uprising against the Danish colonial powers.
Itʼs a revolution youʼve probably never heard of. Not a shot was fired, not a single drop of blood spilled. Through present-day interviews and unique, previously unseen archival footage, the film brings to life a story of an indigenous peopleʼs fight for their own voice and cultural identity.
Karsten Sommer, founder of Greenland’s first record label Ulo, will be present for a Q&A session after the screening.
See the full film programme.