Village At The End Of The World (2012)
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Critic Reviews for Village At The End Of The World
Much like its subject, this film by Sarah Gavron has a leisurely, warm pace.
While it isn't revelatory in content or style, it's a considered work that offers a glimpse of a part of the world that many would know little about otherwise.
This is a warm-hearted and affecting tribute to a tenacious people who seem to know the score better than most of us.
The mind boggles at the thought of how it was here pre-electricity and motor boats, although elderly villagers don't exactly recoil from the memory of sputtering blubber lamps.
Audience Reviews for Village At The End Of The World
A pleasant hour-and-a-quarter with the residents of Niaqornat, Greenland. Some amusement. Some light insights. Sarah Gavron puts together a nice documentary about people who are coping, surviving, adapting, and reasonably happy rather than a dour portrayal of lost and doomed people as so many of these remote village documentaries do. Gavron's skill is revealed most clearly in the juxtaposition of a tourist interview talking about the unspoiled traditional people with images of an Inuit teen trudging up from the beach wearing high top sneakers and a hoodie, then segueing to a child sitting on a bench hunched over her laptop as the tourist goes on about the lack of modern conveniences. She doesn't deliver this with a hammerblow, but lets us notice and catch on in our own time.
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