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SOMETIMES I CANNOT SMILE

A personal intimate journey inside the Greenlandic juvenile world where nature, violence, boredom and a strong cultural legacy have been claiming for decades the highest and saddest “toll”. That of hundreds of young lives.

In east Greenland twenty percent of youths aged between 15 and 25 try to end their lives every year. Two percent of them succeed.

It’s the highest juvenile suicide rate in the world.

A mirror on the fears of a huge part of young Greenlanders inclined to commit suicide. A delicate exploration of the subtle and intimate war many young people fight against violence, boredom and emptiness, a struggle that has always been the “raison d’etre” of young generations, the difference being that in east Greenland many of them lose that battle.

Self Published

Hardback

17 x 22 cm

Offset duotone on Munken Lynx 150 gr.

168 pages / 136 BW images

English/Italian edition 500 copies

First edition 2013

Designed by Tre Terzi