Reel Duration: 13’05”
Inuit people have always traveled long distances through the vast ice fields of their territories of Northwest Greenland, mostly for hunting and sometimes spiritual quests. These scenes were filmed in the Siorapaluk Fjord while traveling to Siorapaluk village, the northernmost inhabited village in the world, located in the mythic region of Thule in North Greenland. The Thule people were whale and seal hunters and were the first people to bring dogs into Greenland thus inaugurating the cultural history of dog sledding in Greenland, which is still a main mode of transport today.
(For more on Inuit, please see ”Inuit Lands, The Melting Point” in Film section)