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Ann Andreasen

Ann Andreasen

Born in the Faroe Islands in 1960, she has been the Principal of the Uummannaq Children’s Home in Greenland for more than 30 years. Social educator and family therapist, she has devised original educational activities including dog sled expeditions, hunting and fishing schools, international summer holiday camps, music therapy and filmmaking workshops. Among many documentaries, she is the co-producer of the feature film Inuk. In 2008 she cofounded and became the Director of the Uummannaq Polar Institute, inaugurated by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and Professor Jean Malaurie in April 2009. In September 2019 in Denmark, she was awarded the prestigious Gerda Prize for her contribution to giving children opportunities for a good life.

Language spoke: English


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