IF THE WEATHER PERMITS - LIVING IN THE ARCTIC

Sunday, June 9, 2019 Start time: 3:00 pm

Film

Venue: National Maritime Museum

(2003. Dir Elisapie Isaac. 27min)

This short documentary studies life in the village of Kangirsujuaq, Nunavik. In this community on the edge of the Arctic Ocean, children's laughter fills the streets while the old people ponder the passage of time. They are nomads of the wide-open spaces who are trying to get used to the strange feeling of staying put. While the teenagers lap up "southern" culture and play golf on the tundra to kill time, the elders are slowly dying, as their entire culture seems to fade away.

Preceded by a tour of the Arctic Gallery, and followed by a talk on Inuit life with Naulaq LeDrew, Inuit Community Knowledge Keeper.