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Public Fulbright lecture

18.05.2015

Public Lecture: "Deep within Buksefjord: a special film screening of Greenland's special hydropower operators and their mixed livelihoods" 

University of Greenland invites to a public lecture Fulbright Research Grantee and National Geographic Young Explorer Hunter Snyder. He is an ethnographer whose work in Greenland focuses on questions of fisheries science and management, indigenous livelihoods, knowledge systems and technology. Interested in Greenland's mixed subsistence/cash economy, Hunter spent four weeks among the men who work in Buksefjord for Nukissiorfiit as they maintain both Nuuk's power supply and subsistence livelihoods as fishers and hunters. 

The result is a film (working title 'SARFANNIAT', kalaallisut: 'the hunters of power') which will be shown in rough cut form on 13 May. SARFANNIAT takes audiences through the rich lived experience of one of the most remote, cutting edge and biodiverse regions of Greenland. Hunter will introduce his current research related to inshore fisheries and discuss this early ethnographic fieldwork before screening the film. He will be present for a Q&A after the screening, and depending on their availability, one of the hydropower plant operators may also participate in the Q&A.

 

When: 18 May at 19.30

Where: Auditorium at Ilimmarfik

 

Everybody is welcome - free of charge

The public lecture can be tv-recorded for KNR



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