FLOWERS AND COFFEE PARTY AT UMANAK

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Subjects:

  • Environment, the
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Ethnographic
  • Women film makers

People/organisations:

  • HUTCHISON, Isobel Wylie

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: FLOWERS AND COFFEE PARTY AT UMANAK

Reference number: 3011

Date: 1935

Director: [filmed by Isobel Hutchison]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 7 mins

Description: Wild flowers at Umanak, Greenland and the Governor of Greenland gives a coffee party.

Shotlist: CERASTIUM ALPINUM c/u of wild flowers (0.05) c/u of fruiting willow (0.12) c/u azalea (0.19) c/u bog cotton (0.21) c/u pedicularus (0.35) c/u arctic poppy (0.45) c/u rhododendron (0.55) c/u dryas (1.02) c/u various flowers (1.38) woman botanist with insect net over hat being 'tormented' by mosquitoes and flies (1.50) c/u flowers (2.09) c/u two children and man (2.26) shots of women and children gathering crowberries (3.15) shots of the Governor of Greenland giving a coffee party at Umanak. The Danish Lady Doctor is a cheery guest with local people in traditional costume drinking coffee and eating buns Judita is one of the last women in Umanak to dress her hair in the old-fashioned top-knot. Professor William Thallsitzer is another distinguished guest who enjoys coffee. Our host, the Governor of Greenland (Herr Dangaard Jensen) takes coffee with North Greenland's judge (Herr Rosendahl) Cigars are distributed after coffee. Kruuse, the schoolmaster and organist, is enjoying one! He is also assistant pastor of Umanak's new stone church [dark] children dancing (6.40)