How does one find happiness throughout a winter when the sun barely makes an appearance?
This source of curiosity took us to Nordland - a mystical Viking land of changing light, deep fjords and mountainous archipelagos. We arrived in the small town of Kjerringøy, where had we heard there was a man who built traditional boats. His name was Ulf, his house had the red trim around it, and he’ll meet us at the end of the drive in the freezing rain. This was all we knew. Could this mans belief in his work and connection to his environment be the root of his happiness? Shot entirely during the twilight hours of Norway's northern Arctic, this is his story.
A film by Vern Cummins and Jamie Gallant.
'Æ for aleina' Music and lyrics by Tonje Unstad.
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