Camden International Film Festival

North (plays with Utuqaq) + Q+A with Leslie Lagier + Iva Radivojevic

Expired October 13, 2020 4:00 AM
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In the Yukon, what was once an important natural resource and grazing site for the region’s indigenous peoples and their caribou, sheep, and wild game is transformed when a white man arrives in search of gold. Generations of the human hand’s effect on land can now be seen from above. Thousands came north seeking freedom, fortune, and to live in a vast and breathtaking mountain landscape. It was a land with no rules, rich with possibility, and an adventure ordained by God. They came for a place to belong, and to finally be alone. NORTH tells the story of this Canadian territory in a poetic but nonetheless confronting way. Years of intensive mining have inflicted immeasurable damage on the landscape. Today, a vicious, lonely wind whips through canyons that open into valleys dotted with sun dappled lakes full of ruddy water and glinting tributaries that flow down from the mountains with poison in their veins. Its inhabitants slip like glaciers through memory and time, constantly moving forward under their own weight until they become vapor. (JA)


Plays with UTUQAQ, directed by Iva Radivojevic.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    48 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Director
    Leslie Lagier
  • Producer
    Nicolas Brevière
  • Editor
    Leslie Lagier, Nicolas Milteau