A timeless Inuit legend about a solitary man, a giant bear, and their daunting foes: each other.
Names for Snow | starts at 00:13:27
(Canada, 2018, 6 min.)
Director: Rebecca Thomassie (Inuk)
This short follows Rebecca Thomassie around the Inuit village of Kangirsuk as she learns the 52 Inuktitut words for snow.
ATTLA | starts at 00:19:14
(2019, USA, 60 min.)
Director: Catharine Axley
The gripping but little-known story of George Attla, an Alaska Native dogsled racer who, with one good leg and fierce determination, rose to international fame and became a legendary sports hero. Part dog whisperer, ingenious businessman, and teenage heartthrob, George defied characterization during a unique period in history when the discovery of oil in the late 1960s forever changed the state of Alaska and Western education, economies, and culture penetrated the Alaskan village lifestyle. ATTLA explores the final chapter of George’s life, as he emerges from retirement to train his twenty-year-old grandnephew, Joe, to restore a village tradition by competing in the world’s largest sprint dogsled race.","additional_description":"
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