Sumé – The Sound of a Revolution

Sumé – The Sound of a Revolution
  • event type:WOMEX 15 Film Screening
  • date:22 Oct 2015
  • time:20:00 - 21:15
  • city/area:Budapest
  • venue:Müpa Budapest Cinema
  • country:Hungary
  • event posted 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.