Northern Greenland's First Sunrise of the Year

In Return of the Sun, an Inuit community in Greenland celebrates after weeks of winter darkness, even as they face drastic effects of climate change on their ecosystem. A fisherman describes how he fishes via dog sled less and less, as the ice melts away at a rate of 15 meters per year, forcing him to fish by boat.

Glen Milner and Ben Hilton spent about a week in Ilulissat, a community of 4,00 people, to shoot this short documentary for Nowness, a lifestyle and culture site. Working with only a few hours of sunlight a day, they managed to capture the beautiful dawn light and icy landscapes of the remote region beautifully. They describe the experience in this post on Nowness.


Stills from the video

For more videos from Nowness, visit http://www.nowness.com/.

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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