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New People

About the Project

New People – A poetic storytelling as entrance to research dissemination. The overall focus is imagination and storytelling as catalyst for human as moving beings.


First screening of New People at The National Museum of Denmark  will be followed by a dialog-session between Tor Nørretranders and Eske Willerslev. 21th of September 2019. Target group: Public. Language: Danish

A research team led by Eske Willerslev sequenced the genome of a 4,000-year-old man from the Saqqaq culture of Greenland from his hair. This was the first ancient human genome to be sequenced. With a story from Knud Rasmussens expeditions to Greenland, “New People” as the striking of the theme, we ask Eske Willerslev about his research in the field of DNA and human migration, humans force of imagination and what lead us to move. Link to registration:

Second screening takes place at the Sci-Vi Conference during Viborg Animation Festival. Dialog-session: Tor Nørretranders and Minik Rosing. 27th of September 2019. Taget group: Researchers and visual storytellers. Language: English

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Third screening takes place during Nuuk Nordisk Kultur Festival 8th of October 2019, Nuuk. Dialog-session: Film director Steen Rasmussen and children of the future. Target group: Public, children and young people. Language: Danish. Registration: Mail:


Researcher: Eske Willerslev, Professor- and director at Centre for GeoGenetics, Natural History Museum/University of Copenhagen

Visual Artist: Cosimo Miorelli

Producers and directors: Steen Rasmussen and Sia Søndergaard/IMAGIN8

Artdirection and videomapping: Lasse Andersen/Darkmatters:

Sound: Thomas Richard/Audiogangsters og Ellen Holck

Cameraman: Aleksander Hørup

Venues: National Museum of Denmark, Viborg Animation Festival and Nuuk Nordisk Kultur Festival

Host at venues: Tor Nørretranders, Science writer

Supported by: The Animation Workshop/VIA UC, Viborg Municipality and Ministry of Higher Education and Science