Sumé – The Sound of a RevolutionSumé – Mumisitsinerup Nipaa
GRL / DNK / NOR 2014 73’
DIRECTED BY: Inuk Silis Hoegh
SCREENPLAY BY: Inuk Silis Hoegh, Emile H. Péronard
PRODUCED BY: Emile H. Péronard, John Arvid Berger, Vibeke Vogel
CAST: Malik Høegh, Per Berthelsen, Erno Aronsen, Hjalmar Dahl
“Sumé – The Sound of a Revolution” looks like a typical music documentary, but it’s about a very unusual band. Sumé are true pioneers – an Inuit group formed in the ‘70s, who wrote political songs in Greenlandic (for the first time in history). The film tells the tale of music which inspired its listeners to rebuild their Greenlandic identity, one suppressed after 250 years of Danish colonization. Sumé’s songs are something much more than just entertainment – they became the soundtrack to a real revolution, one which gave way to actual change.