Stella Polaris Ulloriarsuaq (Germany, Greenland, 87 min)
Directed by Yatri N. Niehaus
Global warming is more than the obvious indicators of the warming of planet earth, there is a sacredness to her life as amplified in a Niehaus’ cinematic meditation on the fast changes of our planet, constantly evolving around the Pole Star. The history of the world has been settling on the Greenlandic ice sheet for millions of years. Massive glaciers constantly unearth long gone states of the planet. The Kalaallit people have been inseparably connected to the eternal ice for millennia. In just a few short years, colonialism dramatically transitioned their culture to a modern life style, and the foundation of their traditions is literally melting beneath their feet.
English & German with English subtitles