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SUME – Mumisitsinerup Nipaa

SUMÉ – The Sound of a Revolution

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In the 1970s a wind of nonconformity against Danish rule awakened Greenlanders to reclaim their freedom and identity. Along with this wind came the music of the progressive rock band Sumé. Carried by the rich and evocative voices of the two charismatic frontmen Malik Høegh and Per Berthelsen, their songs helped inspire and accompany a revolution through their veracious political lyrics, sung in their marginalized native tongue. A youth movement evolved, which addressed important issues for the Greenlandic people. Fascinating archival material revives the spirit of that time, with allegorical images such as the miniature rock band playing in front of a colossal iceberg. The visuals of a bright red amplifier guide the reminiscence of former band members, fans and politicians, over to the exciting sound of this revolution.

Inuk Silis Høegh

Greenland / Denmark / Norway 2014

Greenlandic, Danish

Documentary form
73’ · Colour


Malik Høegh
Per Berthelsen
Aqqaluk Lynge


Inuk Silis Høegh
Emile Hertling Péronard
Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Per K. Kirkegaard
Sound Design
Rune Hansen
Jon McBirnie
Emile Hertling Péronard
Vibeke Vogel, John Arvid Berger
Bullitt Film, Kopenhagen
Jabfilm, Tromsø


Inuk Silis Høegh

Born in Qaqortoq, Greenland in 1972, he earned a Masters in Film and TV production at the University of Bristol in 1997 and a Master of Fine Arts in Copenhagen in 2010. He has produced a number of short films, music videos and commercials and has participated in numerous international exhibitions. In 1999 he directed the Greenlandic short film Sinilluarit (Goodnight), which won the Audience Award at the Far North Film Festival in 2000. Sumé – Mumisitsinerup Nipaa is his first feature length documentary and returns to the Berlinale after having been screened at Panorama in 2015.


1999 Sinilluarit (Goodnight); short film 2000 På Fremmed Is; documentary 2001 Eskimo Weekend; short film 2002 I samme båd; documentary 2007 Tarrarsornerit / Spejlinger; documentary 2014 Sume – Mumisitsinerup Nipaa (Sumé – The Sound Of A Revolution); documentary

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