YFS Past Screenings & Events
This screening took place on
Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 1:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre
Navarana is an Inughuit elder, a Polar Inuit from the most remote corner of the planet: the northwest tip of Greenland. Thanks to her ancestor, an Inuit shaman who led an epic journey across the High Arctic in the 1860s, she is connected by blood to a group of Canadian Inuit. Today Navarana worries about the future of her people, as they face the greatest social and environmental challenges in their history. This gorgeous documentary follows her on hunting journeys with families in two communities—one on southern Baffin Island, the others in neighbouring Greenland—and discovers that while the two groups share common values, they are adapting differently to outside influences and to the inescapable changes that affect their way of life. In Inuktitut with English subtitles.
Q&A with the directors to follow screening.
- Directed by Stephen Smith + Julia Szucs
- 2012, Alberta
- 82 minutes
Screening sponsor: Alayuk Adventures