Where Dreams Are Forgotten

A short film about a forgotten region of the developing Arctic. Filmed in what was once the economic center of the colonial Arctic 'Where Dreams Are Forgotten' deals with the prospects of the ever evolving infrastructure set against the stark reality for the local population. Through noisy images and an equally noisy soundtrack the film transports you to a neglected part of the Arctic where the youngest generations are the who suffer the most in a post-colonial struggle of an entire society.

  • Inuk Jørgensen
    Writer, producer, director
    The Bottle Cleaner, Greenland Adventure Race, Home, Hedtoft, In the Shadow of the Tugtupite
  • Jukka Wagnholt
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 12, 2022
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Director Biography

Award-winning short film director and producer. Educated from the university of Aarhus, Denmark, Inuk has been making home movies and short animations since his childhood in Greenland. As an adult he has been involved in several marketing-/shortfilm productions as well as being an active member of the film making community of Greenland, Film.gl. As an indigenous filmmaker he has a focus on aesthetic images and personal stories that touch on the identity, history, and culture of the Greenlandic Inuit people.

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Director Statement

During the past three decades the town of Qaqortoq has seen its share of economical troubles while politicians and officials have been working to create a better infrastructure. Meanwhile, statistics speak for themselves here; 40% of children grow up in families that struggle to make ends meet while 70% don't get adequate grades for further studies when finishing primary school thereby limiting their possibilities to create a better life for themselves. As a native to this place this is both interesting and heartbreaking. In southern Greenland we are still battling many of the post-colonial issues that we have inherited from 300 years of being a colony.

In many ways, Where Dreams Are Forgotten is inspired by a Jungian approach to dealing with archetypes/characters while the images are all hand held and as noisy as the wonderful soundtrack by fellow Greenlandic native Jukka Wagnholt.