Film Screening: Sumé – The Sound of a Revolution
In connection with the exhibition Tak i lige måde: Contemporary Art from Denmark Reykjavík Art Museum will screen two documentary films; Sumé – the Sound of a Revolution by Inuk Silis Høegh and We Carry It Within Us – fragments of a shared colonial past by Helle Stenum.
Sumé – the Sound of a Revolution is a 2014 film about one of Greenland's most popular bands, Sumé, whose songs kick-started the first big showdown with Danish colonial rule.
From 1973 to 1976 the rock band released three albums and changed the history of Greenland.
The group’s political songs were the first to be recorded in the Greenlandic language – a language that prior to Sumé didn’t have words for “revolution” or “oppression”.
After 250 years of Danish colonization Sumé set in motion a revival of Greenlandic culture and identity, and paved the way for a Greenlandic home rule government.
Sumé – The Sound of a Revolution is the first Greenlandic film about the country's modern history and the first feature-length documentary produced in Greenland. 75 min.