The Fight for Greenland

Kenneth Sorento, Denmark, 2020

96 min.DK/Documentary

The film offers a unique insight into the heated debate about independence, language and identity that rages in modern-day Greenland. What does the future hold for Greenland? Should Greenland become a sovereign state or on the contrary strengthen its ties to Denmark? We follow four strong-willed and dynamic young Greenlanders who are fighting for a better Greenland, but disagree on which direction their country should take.
Basic information Credits
Original title Kampen om Grønland
Danish title Kampen om Grønland
Keywords Greenland, unity of the Realm, The, Independency, Identity, Language, Young people, Rappers, Suicide, Politics, Political parties, Election campaign, Election, 2020-2030
Director Kenneth Sorento
Producer Ulrik Gutkin
Director of Photography Kenneth Sorento
Editor Peter Winther
Sound Mathias Dehn Middelhart
Composer Uno Helmersson
Appearance Josef Tarrak-Petrussen, Tillie Martinussen, Kaaleeraq M. Andersen, Paninnguaq Heilmann
Production country Denmark, Greenland, Norway
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut, DR
International sales DR International Sales
TV release 22.06.2020,
Online release 23.06.2020, Filmcentralen
Comment The film was in competition at CPH:DOX. Director and cinematographer Kenneth Sorento has extensive experience in filming in the Arctic region.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Copenhagen Film Company kort og dok.
Co-production PR.GL, f(x) produksjoner
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, DR, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, RÚV, NRK, Den Vestdanske Filmpulje, Fritt Ord, A.P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til almene Formaal
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut, DR


Direction Kenneth Sorento
Consultant Eva Mulvad
Assistant director Malik Kleist


Producer Ulrik Gutkin
Co-executive producer Jørgen Chemnitz
Co-executive producer Benedikte Bredesen
Post Producer Annette Averhoff
Research Tom Pruunsild
Research Sepidé Heidaripour
Research Julia Freya Madsen
Research Sabrina Thomsen
Producer''s assistant Marianne Abildgaard
Producer consultant Nina Paninnguaq Skydsbjerg Kristiansen
Producer consultant Emile Hertling Péronard


Cinematographer Kenneth Sorento
First assistant camera Franz Petersen
First assistant camera Henrik Fleischer
First assistant camera Josef Tarrak-Petrussen
First assistant camera Jørgen Chemnitz
First assistant camera Malik Kleist
First assistant camera Ulrik Gutkin
Drone operator Ulannaq Ingemann
Drone operator Anders Berthelsen
Drone operator Asger Vinther Michelsen


Editor Peter Winther
Assistant editor Patrick Lund Larsen
B-editor Kenneth Sorento
Facility manager Carsten Dahl


Composer Uno Helmersson
Orchestration Joaquin Garcia
Orchestration Andreas Ahlm
Music coordinator Olavi Linna
Music producer Vladimir Martinka


Sound designer Mathias Dehn Middelhart
Recording engineer Angunnguaq Larsen
Recording engineer Lars Lehnert
Recording engineer Qillannguaq Q. Berthelsen
Sound mixer Rasmus Winther Jensen
Sound mixer Mathias Dehn Middelhart
Foley artist Catrine le Dous
Sound Editing Frode Løes Hvatum
Sound consultant Peter Albrechtsen
Sound assistant Mikkel Nielsen

Visual effects

Mastering Steffen Benger
Mastering Isac Hessellund
Conforming Oliver Wozny
Technical supervisor Anders Holck Petersen
Colourist Kristopher Paterson
Graphic design Rasmus Lange
Poster artwork Mia Selin


Appearance Josef Tarrak-Petrussen
Appearance Tillie Martinussen
Appearance Kaaleeraq M. Andersen
Appearance Paninnguaq Heilmann
Appearance Aannguaq Nielsen
Appearance Tue Track
Appearance Anders Langballe
Appearance Ane Marie M. Andersen
Appearance Anne Pehrson
Appearance Annie Keroudan
Appearance Bente Weinreich
Appearance Dorthe M. Andersen
Appearance Elias Josefsen
Appearance Erneeraq Andersen
Appearance Gerth Oluf V. P. Sigurdsen
Appearance Hanne Jensen
Appearance Henrik Philippsen
Appearance Jan Joe Seidsen
Appearance Janus B. Staffe
Appearance Juaaka Lyberth
Appearance Julia A. Wille
Appearance Jørgen Villumsen
Appearance Karin Hansen
Appearance Kassaluk Kristiansen
Appearance Kim Jakobsen
Appearance Kim Kielsen
Appearance Kim Larsen
Appearance Kristine C. M. Sigurdsen
Appearance Kulunnguaq Korneliussen
Appearance Lars-Emil Johansen
Appearance Malu Pedersen
Appearance Marie Heilmann Holm
Appearance Marley Inuvik Tarrak-Petrussen
Appearance Mette Marie Toftdahl
Appearance Michael Rosing
Appearance Mila Heilmann Kreutzmann
Appearance Mimi Josefsen
Appearance Mudi Kramer Berthelsen
Appearance Niviaq Korneliussen
Appearance Ole Andersen
Appearance Pierre André Auzias
Appearance Pipaluk Kreutzmann Jørgensen
Appearance Salome Hansen
Appearance Sara K. Jakobsen
Appearance Tom Clarke
Appearance Ujarneq Fleischer
Appearance Uyarakq
Appearance Walter Turnowsky

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