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Movie screening: Sumé - The Sound of a Revolution

Tuesday 18 October 2016
Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Main hall

From 1973 to 1976 the Greenlandic rock band Sumé released three albums and changed the history of Greenland. The group’s political songs were the first to be recorded in the Greenlandic language – a language that prior to Sumé didn’t have words for “revolution” or “oppression”. After 250 years of Danish colonization Sumé set in motion a revival of Greenlandic culture and identity, and paved the way for a Greenlandic home rule government.

This movie screening is an introduction to the International Colloquium on Heritage and Rights of Indigenous Peoples on the 19th and 20th of October.

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