Guiding questions for The Village at the End of the World
What makes up "quality of life" for a community?
Is it better to live in a small, rural area, or to move to a bigger town or city, and why?
What is the responsibility of a national government toward its small communities?
Should the government help sustain the economy in small, outlying places or should market forces alone be allowed to determine whether a town survives or not?
Hunting is a traditional part of Inuit life. Who should decide whether hunting continues and under what circumstances?
Tourism offers economic opportunities for small communities. How does tourism alter local livelihoods and culture?
As you watch the film, what parallels do you see in Wisconsin communites?
Interview with filmmaker Sarah Gavron
"On the edge: How Greenland's Inuit village of Niaqornat is fighting for survival" in The Independent, 4/21/2013.
An overview of Inuit traditional values, such as adoption, as outlined in the autonomous region of Canada called Nunavut
A look at the products of the Royal Greenland fish company that owned the factory in the village of Niaqornat.
The site for the animal rights organization started by the French actress Brigitte Bardot.
Questions for International Film
Long-time friend of World Cinema Day, Katharine Conover (from the Janesville Academy for International Studies) provided WCD with these Questions for International Film which she has used in past years to help shape discussions around the various films.