People / 15:06 / POSTED 16.10.15

Changing Fjords

The local fisherman Johannes and marine biologist Kristine both live by the Godthåbsfjord outside Nuuk. In a story about arctic science, traditional folklore and climate change, we meet them in their daily interaction with nature. An old greenlandic legend tells the story of the Mother of the Sea. If humans treat her bad, she holds back the sea creatures so that people will starve. The story is a testimony of respect to nature and is perhaps more relevant now than ever before.

Produced for Greenland Climate Research Centre in Nuuk.