The Canada High Commission in London is hosting a series of (free) screenings to coincide with the North-West Passage exhibition, which is currently on at National Maritime Museum.
Last night, I went to the screening of Atanajurat: The Fast Runner. The film, which came out in 2003, was made by an Inuit director, with an Inuit cast.
The film is not just an adaptation from an inuit legend, it also gives amazing insights into the lives of the Inuit people: the harsh conditions they face daily in their search for food, warmth and shelter; their customs and their structure. The landscapes were amazing. All very fascinating.
Further screenings at Canada House (contact Canada House to register for tickets):
– Before Tomorrow, 13 October 2009
– Passage, 20 October 2009
North West Passage is on at the NMM until 3 January 2010.