The Last Human

Ivalo Frank, Denmark, 2022


Life on Earth begins and ends with Greenland. Researcher Minik Rosing’s landmark discovery of the first life contrasts with the melting ice masses in Ivalo Frank’s tribute to her beautiful homeland.
Our most basic understanding of the origins of life was recently turned upside down when Greenlandic scientist Minik Rosing discovered the first traces of life on Earth in a small fjord near Isua. His discovery predated all previous traces of life by over 300 million years. Life began in Greenland. But at the same time, its melting ice masses are accelerating day by day, and scientists around the world agree that it could drown our entire civilization if it is allowed to continue. The end of life as we know it will stem from Greenland. Director Ivalo Frank’s new film is a tribute to her vast, scenic country, caught between two extremes: the beginning and the end of life on Earth as we know it. Between the dizzying concept of deep time and the acceleration of modernity, Frank’s film anchors itself in its own moment through the encounter with a group of children from the village of Kangaatsiaq who fall in love, form friendships and struggle with loss and longing.
Basic information Credits
Original title Siunissaq – det sidste menneske
Danish title Siunissaq – det sidste menneske
Keywords Greenland, Young people, Dreams of the future, Geology, Life, Space, Human being, The, Nature, 2020-2030
Director Ivalo Frank
Screenplay Ivalo Frank, Nicholas Alan
Producer Rie Hougaard, Ivalo Frank, Ulannaq Ingemann, Rikke Tambo Andersen
Director of Photography Ulannaq Ingemann, Agapi Triantafillidis
Editor Helle le Fevre, Phil Jandaly
Sound Frank Mølgaard Knudsen, Frank Mølgaard Knudsen, Kasper Rasmussen
Appearance Sophia Martinsen Kielsen, Malu Larsen, Alan Jensen, Kunuk Adelholm
Production country Denmark
Comment Ivalo Frank is born in Greenland, raised in Denmark and has during the past ten years worked intensively in Greenland and with
Greenland both as a documentary film maker, artist and in writing. In her work, she has sought to nuance the medias image and
portrayal of Greenland and give the international community a rare insight in Greenland. In her first film, "Faith, Hope and Greenland"
portrays Greenlandic contemporary artists. Later, she worked with Greenland's most dangerous criminals in a film that takes place at
the closed section R3 in Risskov Denmark, as well as in Herstedvester prison Denmark.
Today, Greenland is back in focus, this time because of the ice melting and threatening the rest of the world with destruction. The
director wants to make a portrait of Greenland as the focal point, which has raison d'etre in the youth activism and optimism. A film
about life, when confronted with death.
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Production company Kran Film Collective
Co-production Ivalo Frank Productions, Ujâvaaq Pictures, Tambo Film
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Naalakkersuisut, NAPA, Statens Kunstfond, DR


Direction Ivalo Frank
Director Ivalo Frank


Screenplay Ivalo Frank
Screenplay Nicholas Alan
Script consultant Michael Madsen


Producer Rie Hougaard
Producer Ivalo Frank
Producer Ulannaq Ingemann
Producer Rikke Tambo Andersen
Production Nicholas Alan Parsons
Production Vivi Nielsen
Production Sarah Woodall
Production assistant Aqqalu Simon Filemonsen
Production assistant Mette-Ann Schepelern


Cinematographer Ulannaq Ingemann
Cinematographer Agapi Triantafillidis


Editor Helle le Fevre
Editor Phil Jandaly
Assistant editor Mike Macleod


Sound engineer Malte Windfeldt Behrens
Music producer Christian Alex Petersen
Music producer Andrew Cannon


Sound engineer Frank Mølgaard Knudsen
Sound designer Frank Mølgaard Knudsen
Sound designer Kasper Rasmussen

Visual effects

Postproduction Supervisor Anders V. Christensen
Colorist Assistent Eliott Becheau
Post production assistant Martin Munck Schmidt
Graphic design Emil Landgreen


Appearance Sophia Martinsen Kielsen
Appearance Malu Larsen
Appearance Alan Jensen
Appearance Kunuk Adelholm

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