"one of the most isolated places in Greenland, one dancer, several directions"

Direction(s) is a dance video shot in Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland.
Ittoqqortoormiit is one of the most isolated villages on Greenlandic east coast, a truly beautiful and wild place. In a such savage place, the movements of a passionate dancer will try to find a direction. A dance that wants to honour and merge with the spectacular nature of a remote and little-known land.

  • Ena Kurtagic Granulo
  • Ena Kurtagic Granulo, Sarah Aviaja Hammeken
  • Sarah Aviaja Hammeken
    Key Cast
  • Ena Kurtagic Granulo
  • Ena Kurtagic Granulo
    Director of Photography
  • Dwell by Tony Anderson
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 13, 2015
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Director Biography - Ena Kurtagic Granulo

Born 27 years ago in Sarajevo, raised in sunny Italy, Ena Kurtagic Granulo is a freelance graphic, web & motion designer, photographer, film editor and videomaker.
She studied Design and Communication in Rome and VFX in London. When she doesn't stare the screen, her biggest passion is to travel, over 35 countries visited and a backpack always ready to go. When she was 13 years old she got her first camera. Few months later she shooted her first short film. That's still what she's doing.

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Director Statement

The idea of shooting this video came as soon as I arrived in Ittoqqortoormiit. It was already the second time I was visiting Greenland but the wild and dangerous side of this part of Greenland captivated me immediately.
I didn't had a precise idea in my head, what I wanted the most was to leverage and enhance the nature of this wonderful place.

Greenland was the perfect field to experiment, to try to put together two different things that are in constantly evolution: the nature, so wild, magnificent and pure and the dance that for me is so compelling, even more than other arts, because is "like talking in silence and saying many things without saying a word".
It was a great chance to be absolutely free to experiment, having no rules and trying just to catch the perfect moment.
There were also several factors/problems we had to deal with, above all the weather and the polar bears presence, a serious and real danger in this land. We didn't had a gun and this makes this video even a bigger and more dangerous challenge because we were just two of us, one was dancing, the other was shooting and nobody was checking the place. But at the end we did it and, despite everything, it was a big satisfaction to be able to create this video.

About the technical equipment, the video was filmed just with a Fig Rig, a Lumix GH4 and a 50mm lens.

I think that one of the most important words in the world is "sharing".
Me and Sarah have become really good friends in a short time, I'll say more kindred spirits, and share a big passion for what we do, mix our two worlds, being lucky to find the perfect balance is something, at least for me, that is really special and unique. It is said that happiness is real only when shared and is true. When you do what you love the most, when you create, when you try to find new inspirations and you are not alone, you can definitely feel the difference.