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Catalogue Number:  NFB522891
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Nicole Lamothe, Yves Bisaillon
Directors:  Elisapie Isaac
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian Social Issues, Documentary, Early Childhood Education, Family Studies/Home Economics, First Nations Studies, Geography, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Religious Studies, Social Issues, Social Studies, Sports
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2003
Running Time:  27m 51s
Closed Captions:  Yes


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In the vastness of northern Quebec, on the edge of the Arctic Ocean, lies the village of Kangirsujuaq, in Nunavik. Here, tradition and modernity intersect on a daily basis. Teenagers lap up 'southern' culture and play golf on the tundra. Their elders--many of them former nomads and hunters--are trying to get used to the strange feeling of staying put.

Elisapie Isaac, a young filmmaker born in Nunavik, decides to return to her roots on this breathtaking land. To bridge the growing gap between the young and the old, she lets Naalak, an elder, and Danny, a young policeman from Kangirsujuaq, tell us what they think.

She also speaks to her grandfather, now dead, and confides in him her hopes and fears. Above all, she asks the fundamental question: Can Inuit culture survive in the modern world?

In English and Inuktitut, with subtitles.

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