The Last Human

Our most basic understanding of the origins of life was recently turned upside down when Greenlandic scientist Minik Rosing discovered the first traces of life on Earth in a small fjord near Isua. His discovery predated all previous traces of life by over 300 million years. Life began in Greenland. But at the same time, the melting ice masses are accelerating day by day, and scientists worldwide agree that it could drown our entire civilization if allowed to continue. The end of life as we know it will stem from Greenland. Director Ivalo Frank’s new film is a tribute to her vast, scenic country, caught between two extremes: the beginning and the end of life on Earth as we know it. Between the dizzying concept of deep time and the acceleration of modernity, Frank’s film anchors itself in its own moment through the encounter with a group of children from the village of Kangaatsiaq who fall in love, form friendships and struggle with loss and longing.

Original title: Siunissaq – det sidste menneske

Director: Ivalo Frank

Producers: Rikke Tambo, Rie Hougaard, Ivalo Frank, Ulannaq Ingemann

Produced by: Tambo Film, Kran Film Collective, Ivalo Frank Productions, Ujavaaq Pictures 

Supported by: The Danish Film Institute, Norddok, Naalakkersuisut, NAPA, Statens Kunstfond, DR

Type: Documentary

Year of production: 2022

Festivals and awards: Winner of the Nordic:DOX award 2022 at CPH:DOX, 




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