One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk
Saturday, November 21, 2020 | 5 PM EST
Available on demand until 5 PM EST, November 26, 2020
(Canada, 2019, 112 min.)
Director: Zacharias Kunuk (Inuit)
Inuktitut and English with English subtitles
In April 1961, John F. Kennedy is America’s new President, the Cold War heats up in Berlin, and nuclear bombers are deployed from bases in arctic Canada. In Kapuivik, a north Baffin Island, Noah Piugattuk’s nomadic Inuit band live and hunt by dog team as their ancestors did. When the white man known as Boss arrives at Piugattuk’s hunting camp, what appears as a chance meeting soon opens up the prospect of momentous change. Boss is an agent of the government, assigned to get Piugattuk to move his band to settlement housing and send his children to school so they can get jobs and make money. But Kapuivik is Piugattuk’s homeland. He takes no part in the Canadian experience and cannot imagine what his children would do with money.","additional_description":"
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