As part of Aboriginal Awareness Week, the Native Centre, First Nations Student Association and the Arctic Institute of North America proudly present two showings of the movie Vanishing Point on Tuesday March 12th.
Vanishing Point is an intimate and revealing observation of indigenous life in today's Arctic. The story follows Navarana K'avigak', an elder who lives in the most remote corner of the planet - the northwest tip of Greenland. Descendant of a daring shaman, her family history tied to an extraordinary migration event of the 1860s, Navarana is connected by blood to a group of Canadian Inuit. While her people in Greenland proudly maintain and covet age-old customs, she wonders what life is like for her distant cousins on Baffin Island. Setting out on hunting journeys in the lands of her legendary ancestor, Navarana discovers that the inhabitants of the Arctic share much in common, yet also present strikingly different lifestyles and practices. "As the world melts under our feet, we must find the best way for our journey." At a time when her people are up against vast and inescapable social and environmental changes, Navarana considers the challenges that Inuit culture faces in the 21st century.
For more information please see the poster or contact the Arctic Institute of North America by e-mail arctic [at] ucalgary [dot] ca or by phone 403-220-7515.