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.

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

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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