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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.

2003, 27 min 51 s

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Honorable Mention - Category: Social Issues
International Film and Video Festival
November 10 to 14 2004, Columbus - USA

Award for Best Documentary Short
Fargo Film Festival
March 2 to 6 2004, Fargo - USA

Claude-Jutra Award for Best hope of the year
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
February 12 to 22 2004, Montréal - Canada

Award of Excellence - Category: Documentary Short
Indian Summer Deltavision Film & Video Image Awards
September 10 to 12 2003, West Allis - USA

Spirit Award
Indian Summer Deltavision Film & Video Image Awards
September 10 to 12 2003, West Allis - USA

1st Prize Rigoberta Menchu Tum - Category: Community
First Peoples' Festival ( Land InSights )
June 10 to 22 2003, Montréal - Canada

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