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Playing On The Edge

Greenland is a country of just over 55,000 people. A population that couldn’t fill Wembley Stadium, living on the largest island in the world.

Despite having less than half the year to play outdoors, a national team that FIFA refuses to recognise, and a national championship that lasts just one week every summer, football is at the heart of every town across this ice strewn country.

But while Greenlandic people are fighting to play the sport they love, the world around them is changing. With traditional livelihoods and Inuit culture under threat, people must battle ever changing elements through long, dark, arctic winters, and adapt to the impact climate change has had on their way of life.

Playing On The Edge follows a small community in Northern Greenland who look to the sun and football for hope. Living with people who were born and raised in the town, we see how people’s lives are beginning to change irreversibly. As the ice melts around them, this is a story about a country’s unlikely national sport and the people it brings together.

  • Cuán Roche
  • Angus Gannagé
  • Julian Roberts
  • Julian Roberts
  • Tom Wright
    Director of Photography
  • Freddie Claire
    Sound, Drone and 2nd Camera
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    Sports, Climate
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 22, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Cuán Roche, Angus Gannagé, Julian Roberts

Cuán Roche, Angus Gannagé and Julian Roberts are Drumkit Productions.

Drumkit is a London based production company. We make documentaries, short films and music videos.

Our latest work, Playing on the Edge, is a film about football and climate change in Greenland, made in collaboration with Copa90 and the BBC.

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