When an American industrial giant decides to build their next plant in a remote town off the west coast of Greenland, the massive billion-dollar project is welcomed with excitement. This could be an opportunity for a town in decline to turn things around, and even the first major step towards the long-awaited Greenlandic independence. But years go by without any signs of the plant, and Maniitsoq fall into a state of waiting. The future has been postponed, but for how long? A therapist, a young woman working at the fish factory, and the town’s aluminium coordinator are the main protagonists in this portrait of a small society yearning for change and progress, progress that ultimately comes from an unexpected source. Winter’s Yearning is a cinematic film about dreams, lives on hold and the human capacity to rise again.
Maniitsoq, Greenland – Documentary – 77 min – Directors: Sidse Torstholm Larsen and Sturla Pilskog
Date: Laavadahken 27.11
Saturday Nov 27
Where: Folkan (Folkets Hus), Dearna/Tärnaby