Return of the Sun video of Greenland’s First Dawn of the Year

Via Scoop.itNunavut

Return of the Sun Filmmakers Glen Milner and Ben Hilton Witness the Greenland’s First Dawn of the Year Set against the expansively beautiful and iridescent landscape of Northern Greenland, Glen Milner and Ben Hilton’s subtle and touching short visits the annual sun-welcoming ritual of the country’s Inuit population, which celebrates the dawn after more than 40 days of complete winter darkness. Following the daily routine of an Inuit ice fisherman and his son, Return of the Sun examines the affects of the changing climate on their livelihood and community, and pays tribute to the locals’ innate adaptability. […] STATS FROM ON SET Location
Ilulissat, Greenland. Longitude and Latitude
69° 13 min N; 51° 6 min W. Average daily temperature
-17°C. Average daily wind speed
5.6–11 km/h (Force 2, Beaufort Scale). Affect of changing climate
Ice depleting by up to 15 meters (49 feet) per year in Ilulissat, meaning 20 billion tons of iceberg break off and pass out of the Ilulissat fjord annually. Hours of darkness per day while filming
21. Days of total darkness per year
43. Average sunlight per year
On balance, 1,878 sunshine hours––approximately 5.1 sunlight hours per day. Traditional first annual sunrise
January 13 (13 minutes before 13:00). Sunrise in 2011
January 11. Number of inhabitants
4,000. Transport
1 x 4×4, 6 x planes, 1 x small fishing boat, dog sleds. Number of dogs per sled
30. Camera
Sony F3 with Zeiss ZF lenses. Length of shoot
Two days traveling to location, six days filming, two days traveling back. Clothes worn while filming
North Face everything. Average number of layers of clothing
Six. Skin care
Arctic skincare packs and lots of ChapStick. Food during filming
Equal mix of fine dining and Pot Noodle. Safety equipment
Not enough.
Via www.nowness.com

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