Sumé - The Sound of a Revolution

Directed by: Inuk Silis Høegh
73 minutes
VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 3
Sun 27th Sep 19:25
Premiere Screening

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VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 3
Mon 28th Sep 14:50
2nd Screening

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The 1970’s were a time of change for many, and Greenland was no exception. Young Greenlanders were fed up with the fact that they had to go to Denmark to study anything, that school was taught in Danish and that mainland Denmark was the only way to go in order to do anything or become anyone. Then Sumé came along and became the spokespeople for this generation. In 1973, they released the first rock album to be recorded in Greenlandic and quickly became a cultural phenomenon, not only in their homeland, but in Denmark too. Their lyrics were poetic and political at the same time, and the music empowered an entire generation, which then spearheaded a successful movement for Greenland to gain more independence from Denmark. By gathering testimonies from band members, fans and those who later became politicians, the film puts together a complete canvas of people and paints a clear and enthralling picture of how cultural affirmation can pave the way to political empowerment for an entire people. Their emotions when reminiscing about the potency of music, intertwined with the oddity of being heard, is both extremely palpable and deeply contagious.
Original Title
Sume - Mumisitsinerup Nipaa
73 min
Inuk Silis Høegh
Emile Hertling Péronard
Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Malik Høegh
Per Berthelsen
Screening Status
UK Premiere
Strands: Features RSO