Who said that music cannot change the world?

In 1970, the rock band Greenlandic Sumé published three albums that changed the history of Greenland. The group’s political songs were the first to be sung in Greenlandic, a language that before them didn’t have words for “oppression” and “revolution.” After 250 years of Danish colonization, the band Sumé started a revival and awareness of culture and identity Greenland rapidly inspiring a movement pursuing the idea of change and independence.

Directed by Inuk Silis Høegh

Greenland, Denmark, Norway, 2014, 74 min.

Photography: Henrik Bohn Ipsen

Editing: Per K. Kirkegaard

Screenplay: Inuk Silis Høegh, Emile Hertling Péronard, Ine Urheim

Music: Rune Hansen

Production: Emile Hertling Péronard (Anorak Film)


Inuk Silis Høegh is a Greenlandic director, writer and visual artist. Co-owner of Anorak Film I / S in Nuuk, Greenland, with producer Emile Hertling Peronard. In 1999 he directed Sinilluarit (Good night), the first short film to be filmed in Greenland since 1934. He is a member of, the association of workers of cinema of Greenland. As an artist he received the award Niels Wessel Bagge in 2005. “SUMÉ – THE SOUND OF A REVOLUTION” is his first feature film as a director.