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New People




Sci-Vi Expanded


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

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 ever. With a story from Knud Rasmussens expeditions to Greenland, “New People”, as the striking of the theme, the film gives a possible answer for why the man moved and a reflection on human migration, humans force of imagination and what lead us to move. Imaginations creates realities!


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

Visual Artist: Cosimo Miorelli

Producer: Sia Søndergaard

Directors and manus: Steen Rasmussen and Sia Søndergaard

Sound: Thomas Richard/Audiogangsters

Voice Over: Ian Burns

Song Voice: Ellen Holck

Pre-Production: Storm Søndergaard

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

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