Hingitaq – The Outcasts
In 1951 an arrangement between Denmark and the USA led to the establishment of the Thule Air Base in Greenland. The arrangement meant that the native population – almost 200 Greenlandic sealers in the settlement Uummanaq – got four days to pack their belongings. Their village was levelled with the ground and they were moved to Qaanaaq, 150 km. away.
Hingitaq – The Outcasts documents the native population’s lifelong struggle against superiority. It is a story about manipulating officials, injustice, arrogance and misuse of power – and it is a story about the tragedies and traumas of a people far removed from governing authorities and decision-makers.