I remember... Tales from Greenland| 1hr : 12mins
Director: Karen Littauer | Producer: Lise Lense-MÃ¸ller
Focus Years: 2002 | Country: Denmark
Fourteen Greenlanders, all of whom have stories to tell, provide a fascinating portrait of a land and its people through their tales of childhood and youth. We hear, among other things, about a 14-year old orphan boy who, trembling with fear, catches his first narwhale and about a little mother's boy who accidentally kills his puppy, about a woman who hears a mountain wanderer's, a qivittoqâ€™s, cry of horror in the mountains, and about a shaman who has to battle his spirit familiars, because he has decided to become a Christian. The tales come from the districts of Ammassalik, Thule and Upernavik, narrated vividly and dramatically in the tradition of Greenlandic storytelling, which has developed through centuries of long, dark polar winters.