The Village at the End of the World

Image credit:Dogwoof Films

The picturesque village of Niaqornat in Northwest Greenland has 15 houses, a population of 59 and a whole lot of dogs. Lars is the only teenager living there and his only access to other young people is through Facebook.
What must it be like to live in such an isolated community? Filmmaker Sarah Gavron and her family lived amongst the Inuit people of Niaqornat and produced a documentary called Village at the End of the World.

Almost the entire ice cover of Greenland has experienced some melting at its surface this year (2012), usually only half of the ice sheet melts naturally during an average summer. This further highlights the precarious existence of Niaqornat and makes it clear that Greenland is now the heartbeat of our planet. -Sarah Gavron

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