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Thursday, June 11, 2015
(Canada 2013 – Dir: Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Piujuq Ivalu. English and Inuktitut. 88 mins)
Anna is nervous when she and her son, Tomas, arrive in the small, close-knit community of Igloolik in the Canadian Arctic. Anna had a short-lived affair with Tomas’s Inuk father when she worked in Igloolik. But Tomas, now 14 years old, was born and raised in Montreal and never knew much about his origins. Over the course of two weeks that seem to blend into one long day under the midnight sun, Anna and Thomas strive to rebuild the family they can no longer ignore. Shot entirely on location in Nunavut with beautifully natural performances from its Inuit cast, Uvanga is a glimpse into the Arctic of today.
Followed by a Q&A with Marie-Hélène Cousineau