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Minik movie merits award

By NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A documentary called “The Prize of the Pole” won the Amnesty Award at the CPH:DOX film festival in Copenhagen, reports Sermitsiaq.

”The Prize of the Pole” won the Amnesty Award, which is given to films focusing on human rights.

The film tells the story of Minik, a Greenlandic boy who was brought to New York by polar explorer Robert Peary.

The film follows Peary’s Greenlandic great-grandson, Robert Peary II, as he uncovers Minik’s story.

Peary spent 23 years in Greenland while trying to become the first person to reach the North Pole.

Minik travelled with Peary to the U.S. with five other Greenlanders, including his adoptive father. Minik was the only one to survive and grow up in the United States.

The 58-minute film was directed by Staffan Julén and produced by Haslund Film and Nimbus Film.

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