The first Greenlander to join the elite military unit of the Sirius Patrol, is forced on a rescue mission that changes his life forever. Looking back, he has endless respect to the dogs and their importance for your survival.
'What we cherish in our culture' is the story of the first Greenlander who joined the elite military unit - the Sirius Dog Sled Patrol. An elite unit that conducts long-range reconnaissance patrolling, and enforces Danish sovereignty in the Arctic wilderness of northern and eastern Greenland.
'What we cherish in our culture' is part of the documentary series 'When the dogs are gone' that takes us on a reflective journey far North, to experience the value of sled dogs directly from those whose cultural identity is at risk. The series consists of five portraits across Greenland, that unveil the significance of this unique relationship and give voice to a conversation about the future of the sled dog.
The series is part of a large scientific project on the sled dog culture and the genetic origins of the sled dog. The project is called 'Qimmeq - The Greenlandic sled dog' is under the University of Greenland, the Natural History Museum of Denmark and the University of Copenhagen.