The sun shines well into the night. We return from the seal hunt past midnight, children play in the streets, youths dance at the local hotel’s bar. Arriving home, the seal stew is on the table, ready for us. This seems to be the time to do what one wants.
We want to know. Will all these years made any changes to this relation with time? Kristian was criticized when he became a fisherman, for Inuit are hunters. He wished to improve his life. What of today? Is seal still the children’s staple diet and source of winter clothing? And when the sea is as calm as a mirror, is the call to hunt seals so pressing that even the fishing plant should close? How is the fishing plant doing? What is their dependency on Denmark now? Do icebergs still float by their houses? What does it mean for us and for them this new melting of the Greenland ice? What does winter mean to them?