Lawrence O'Brien Arts Centre, 15-21 Voisey Drive Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador  
Jun 04, 2018 | 7:00 pm

APTN + NFB present in collaboration with Eastern Labrador Arts Alliance, and the Labrador Friendship Centre

If the Weather Permits (2003 | 27 min), by Elisapie Isaac

This short documentary studies life in the village of Kangirsujuaq, in Nunavik. In this community lying on the edge of the Arctic Ocean, children’s laughter fills the streets while the old people ponder the passage of time. They are nomads of the wide-open spaces who are trying to get used to the strange feeling of staying put. Here, teenagers lap up “southern” culture and, to kill time, play golf on the tundra. Here, the elders are slowly dying, while their entire culture seems to be fading away.

Inuuvunga – I Am Inuk, I Am Alive (2004 | 57 min), by Mila Aung-ThwinDaniel CrossBobby EchalookBrett GaylorSarah IdloutLaura IqalukLinus KasudluakWillia NingeokCaroline NingiukDora Ohaituk Rita-Lucy Ohaituk

In this feature-length documentary, 8 Inuit teens with cameras offer a vibrant and contemporary view of life in Canada’s North. They also use their newly acquired film skills to confront a broad range of issues, from the widening communication gap between youth and their elders to the loss of their peers to suicide. In Inuktitut and English subtitles.

 

 

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