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Red Snow (ALFF 2020 Gala)

This screening took place on
Friday, January 31, 2020 at 6:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

Writer/director, Marie Clements and actor Asivak Koostachin in attendance.

Dylan, a Gwich’in soldier from the Canadian Arctic, is caught in an ambush in Kandahar, Afghanistan. His capture and interrogation by a Taliban Commander releases a cache of memories connected to the love and death of his Inuit cousin, Asana, and binds him closer to a Pashtun family as they escape across treacherous landscapes and through a blizzard that becomes their key to survival.

Filmed on location in Canada’s Northwest Territories and the desert interior region of British Columbia Red Snow paints the story of a Gwich'in man who must contend with his past in order to find his way to freedom.  A story told in three languages - Gwich'in, Inuktitut and Pashtun -  Red Snow binds two distant cultures together in this fast-paced thriller. Winner of the Best Canadian Feature prize at the Edmonton Film Festival and nominated Best Film at the American Indian Film Festival.

In English, Gwich'in, Pashto, Inuvialuktun with subtitles.

Recommended 13+  This film contains sexual expletives and mild violence.


  • Directed by Marie Clements
  • 2019, British Columbia, NWT
  • 100 minutes
  • Film Subtitled

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