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The Wings of Johnny May

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Johnny May is the first Inuit bush pilot in Nunavik—and a legend among his people. During the 34,000 hours of flight time he’s logged, May has lived through adventures worthy of the novels of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and has had an extraordinary view of transformation in the Arctic from his perch in the sky. He has watched as the Inuit went from nomadic life to a sedentary existence, and as climate change has melted the permafrost. But throughout the upheaval Johnny May has witnessed over the years, one thing remains constant—May’s deep love for his wife, Louisa. Since his earliest days in the air, his plane has sported the same Inuktitut message for her: Pengo Pally, which means, “I miss you.” The Wings of Johnny May is an airborne documentary that sweeps us into the northern skies to discover a unique culture through the eyes of an exceptional man.

2013, 83 min 50 s

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