Our Farm - Under the Northern Lights

Ivars Silis, Denmark, 2002

40 min.DK/Documentary

Andala and Sofiannquaq settled in Southern Greenland six years ago. Along with a handful of other families they are forging a small sheep farming community with their youthful enthusiasm and pioneering spirit. There is a hard but meaningful rhythm to their lives. The family clears new fields, sails off to do the shopping in the nearest settlement, raises three children, Christens the youngest, goes trout fishing, shears sheep and has enough energy left for more intellectual interests. The film reveals the countryside of Southern Greenland calmly and poetically, leaving Andala and Sofiannquaq to describe their everyday lives and hopes for the future.
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Original title Andala og Sofiannguaq
Danish title Andala og Sofiannguaq
Other titles Nybyggerliv i Grønland
Keywords Family life, Greenland, Farming, Nature, Sheep-breeding, Settlers
Director Ivars Silis
Screenplay Ivars Silis
Producer Ivars Silis
Director of Photography Jørgen Chemnitz, Inuk Silis Høegh
Editor Anders Villadsen
Sound Jørgen Chemnitz, Inuk Silis Høegh
Production country Denmark
Production company Sonne
International sales
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Sonne


Direction Ivars Silis


Script Ivars Silis


Producer Ivars Silis


Cinematography Jørgen Chemnitz
Cinematography Inuk Silis Høegh


Stills Ivars Silis
Stills Inuk Silis Høegh


Editing Anders Villadsen


Sound Jørgen Chemnitz
Sound Inuk Silis Høegh

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Festival Festival date
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2003-10-30
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2002-08-12
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