ISUMA: Journals of Knud Rasmussen – Kauno Bienalė


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ISUMA: Journals of Knud Rasmussen

2022-01-23 @ 15:00 - 17:00

The 13th Kaunas Biennial “Once Upon Another Time… gyveno jie jau kitaip” presents the special film programme by ISUMA (CA).

January 23 15.00–17.00
The Journals of Knud Rasmussen
Drama • 1h 53m • 2006

January 1922. With powerful forces of a new century pressing in around them, Danish explorer and scientist Knud Rasmussen visits the isolated camp of the great Iglulik shaman, Aua. For Rasmussen and his protégé the young anthropologist Therkel Mathiassen, arriving at Aua’s family camp is like falling into paradise – an arctic Garden of Eden with an intoxicating mix of spiritual and physical vitality, joyful intelligence and exuberant generosity. What the Danes don’t realize is that Aua’s temporary fortress of beauty and tranquillity stands surrounded by the steamroller of the 20th century: the introduction of Inuit-language Christian bibles, increasing dependence of foreign trade goods, the first police investigation of the murder of a white man, and the reality that nomadic Inuit can’t stay in one place – even if there’s nowhere safe to go.


Tickets available before the screening at the Kaunas National Puppet Theatre

Price: regular ticket – 5,00 Eur; 4,00 Eur – for students, seniors

Discount: with the ticket of the 13th Kaunas Biennial – 4,00 Eur; 3,00 Eur – for students, seniors


15:00 - 17:00
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Kaunas State Puppet Theatre
Laisvės al. 87A
Kaunas, Lithuania
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