The Arctics + King Covid

Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 5:30pmYukon Arts Centre

In-cinema tickets on sale January 7

A one of a kind look at the history and impacts of the Arctic Winter Games that celebrates the spirit of sport across the circumpolar North focusing on its power to inspire Northern athletes.

This documentary - filmed by Whitehorse filmmakers in several countries in the lead up to the 50th Anniversary of the games - follows the stories of characters from across the 9 contingents that make up the international competition as they prepare for the 2020 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse. From first time athletes in the Sapmi region of Norway to the experienced sledge jumpers of Yamal Russia to the Arctic Winter Games alumni of Nunavut who’ve gone on to become professional athletes and the coaches who’ve made all the difference along the way The Arctics will look at the spirit of sport across the North and its power to inspire, transform and elevate. Length: 57 minutes

Q&A with the filmmakers in attendance.

Screens with: King Covid dir. by Lulu Keating, Canada, 2020, 10min.

What does the current pandemic look like from the point of view of the COVID-19 virus? In this provocative and whimsical animated film, the virus voices his mission – to save the planet!

 

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