YFS Past Screenings & Events
This screening took place on
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 12:00pm
Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
In 1943, within a few days, 25 people died at the Qarmaarjuit camp, on Baffin Island, Nunavut, which is over half of the population of this Inuit community. Still unexplained to this day, the standing theories that could help understand this tragedy will soon be disclosed.
Two survivors from this tragedy, Ruth and Elisapie, return to the location to pay final respects to their family. While waiting to leave the community of Pond Inlet, where they have been living for over fifty years, these two old women take one last look at the ocean that calls deeply within them this longed-for return to their ancestral land.
Beyond the personal and intimate look, this return represents a collective legacy for the community, an answer to their questions, to their origins. The hope to bridge past and future.
In Inuktitut with English subtitles.
- Directed by Christian Fournier
- 2015, Québec
- 76 minutes
Screening sponsor: Driving Force