Peter Soren Olsen in “Winter’s Yearning.” Courtesy of Blåst Film

ROCKLAND — The Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., presents a screening of “Winter’s Yearning” by Sidse Torstholm, Sturla Pilskog, Are Kvalnes Pilskog, Vibeke Vogel and Emile Hertling Péronard on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to all.

In Maniitsoq, Greenland, the US aluminum giant Alcoa Corporation has been planning to build a smelting plant for years. With the promise of economic renewal, “Winter’s Yearning” follows the lives of the area’s loyal aging population and its stymied youth. Pictured against immense, isolating landscapes, the people await their plant and with it, the nation’s possible first step towards sovereignty.

This event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV (

This program will be shown simultaneously in the library’s community room and via Zoom. For more information or for links to attend via Zoom, email by 4 p.m. Sept. 15 and identify the event you are interested in attending in the subject line.

Maniitsoq Harbor in “Winter’s Yearning.” Courtesy of Blåst Film