Library & Conservancy Movie Night: Fri Oct 24

Vanishing Point: Friday October 24, 7:30 pm at the Ag Hall. Admission by donation. A joint presentation by the Mayne Island Conservancy Society and the Mayne Island Library.

The NFB film Vanishing Point is a 2012 National Film Board of Canada documentary directed by Alberta filmmakers and environmental scientists Stephen A. Smith and Julia Szucs, chronicling life in the Arctic for two remote communities linked by a historic migration from Baffin Island to Greenland.

The film is narrated in Inuktitut by Navarana K'avigak' Sørensen, a polyglot Inughuit linguist who is the great-great-great-niece of a Baffin Island shaman who led the migration in 1860. The filmmakers accompanied Navarana on three hunting trips across the remote north and what we see contrasts traditional life on the tundra with life in modern-day communities.

Through Naravana the film draws inspiration and hope from the ties that still bind the two communities to face the consequences of rapid social and environmental change. This is an excellent film!

For further information please contact Helen O'Brian

posted October 2014

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