The summer arctic ice cover has decreased by 50% over the last four decades, and it shows no sign of slowing down. The continually shrinking ice on Greenland is exposing mineral riches (iron, gold, zinc, uranium and rare earth elements) possibly forever changing the landscape of their homeland, which poses a number of potential risks to the population and the environment. The world's thirst for these commodities is sure to bring companies from across the globe competing over mining rights.
Climate change not only has an economic impact but an enormous impact on culture and lifestyle. The loss of habitat and over fishing has already greatly affected life in many towns, causing unemployment and drastic changes in traditional ways, like in Narsaq where population has dropped as young people moved elsewhere to find source of income, and those who remain standing in front of an unstable future and social problems. In the shadow of the thaw, what prospects will this uncertain future bring for the indigenous population? Will the knowledge and the memory of their forebears slowly evaporate?
Our first destination was south Greenland to document the everyday life during this changes and to witness it with our own eyes.
( 2016 - Ongoing )