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New People

About the Project

New People – A poetic storytelling as entrance to research dissemination. Imagination and storytelling as catalyst for human as moving beings, with Inuit as case.

Link for trailer: https://vimeo.com/449221731

Nominated in the animation-program at Odense Film Festival 2020.

Video-mapping screenings 2019:

First screening of New People took place at The National Museum of Denmark  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. 

Second screening took place at the Sci-Vi Conference during Viborg Animation Festival. 27th of September 2019. Taget group: Researchers and visual storytellers. Language: English

Third screening took 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.

CREDITS:

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: http://darkmatters.dk/work/

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