Thule - Furthest Outpost

Jørgen Roos, Denmark, 1968

27 min.DK/Documentary

At Thule - in the extreme north of Greenland - there still live approximately 600 polar Eskimos. When the American air base was built here, they were moved from their original settlement to the newly built Danish government town of K'anak. Although they eame a livelihood by hunting and fishing, they are a minority obviously threatened with extinction. This film is a documentary description of the life of these Eskimos under these merciless conditions, which were made even worse in 1968 when hunting and fishing were forbidden in the district because the crash of an American airplane carrying an H-bomb.
Basic information Credits
Original title Ultima Thule
Danish title Ultima Thule
Keywords Greenland, Qaanaaq, Thule, Inuits, Living conditions, Everyday life, Dog sledges, Sealers, Hunting, Seals, Hares, Birds, Walrusses, Drum dance, Church service, Thule Air Base, Plane disasters, 1960-1969
Director Jørgen Roos
Director of Photography Jørgen Roos
Editor Jørgen Roos
Sound Jørgen Roos
Composer Ole Christiansen
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral
Technical info 35 mm, 1,37:1 Academy, color, Sound
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Production company Jørgen Roos Film
Commissioned by Kortfilmrådet
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral


Direction Jørgen Roos


Script and commentary Jørgen Roos


Cinematography Jørgen Roos


Editing Jørgen Roos


Music Ole Christiansen


Sound Jørgen Roos


Voiceover Ib Rehné

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