Hammerfest (Norway) is the northernmost city in the world. A tough place at the Arctic Circle, where in winter the sun doesn’t rise and during the summer it doesn’t set for two months. A place where the magic of the aurora draws virtuose paintings of light in the sky and the power of nature is as palpable as nowhere else in the world.
The documentary “HJEM” (home) is focusing on the fundamental question, what the term “home” means to people who find themselves confronted on a daily basis with the harshness and the beauty of nature. How does one live in such a place, and why do they live there? The filmmakers Christoph Kirchner and Martina Chamrad explored Hammerfest and it’s surrounding area over a period of several weeks to process their impressions in an innovative documentary. Combined with cinematic images of the spectacular Norwegian nature and emotional music composed by Viktor Åslund, they created a personal portrait of a unique place and it’s inhabitants.
"Hjem" is now available as VOD, Blu-ray and DVD
More information: hjemthemovie.com