The Fan Hitch   Volume 16, Number 4, September 2014

          Journal of the Inuit Sled Dog                                    
In This Issue....

From the Editor: Chronology

In the News: An interview with Joelie Sanguya

The Arctic Domus Project

The Practice of Veterinary Medicine and Loving Kindness in Labrador

Canadian/Greenland Inuit dogs and the “domestication syndrome”

Ptarmigan Hunting with Greenland Dogs

Documentary Film on the Sirius Patrol

Book Review: A Trapper in North-East Greenland

Okpik’s Dream

IMHO: Reflections

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Documentary Film on the Sirius Patrol:
a work in progress

While working on another film project four years ago Sandra Skibsted, a Danish independent documentary filmmaker based in London UK, “discovered” the Danish military’s renown Sirius Sledge Dog Patrol. Captivated by that unit’s early and secretive World War II activities in North-East Greenland she began digging deep into its war-time history. Through interviews with those still living and analyzing the stories of men now passed, she has created a solid nucleus for her project. A special “work in progress” version was prepared for showing at the Greenland Eyes ‘14 International Film Festival on September 2nd in Nuuk, Greenland. It screens again in Copenhagen at the Danish Film Institut on September 23rd where Skibsted will be having a Q&A session afterwards. The “work in progress” clip will will then be shown in the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Sweden, Finland and then in Norway on December 18th. Exact dates for the other future festival showings have not yet been set.

Skibsted calls her submission to the film festival a “work in progress” because the documentary is far from complete. She is counting on the film festival exposure to stimulate enough interest in her project to generate the funding necessary to complete it. And so far it’s working. The Greenlandic fund Nunafonden has just partially funded the documentary

Please go to Vimeo to watch a fantastic nine-minute promotional clip of The Sledge Patrol. Once you see it, you, too, will be hoping for Skibsted’s success of bringing The Sledge Patrol to completion.

The Fan Hitch will continue to follow the progress of Skibsted’s The Sledge Patrol project. Readers can also check in with The 8th Company’s Facebook blog.
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