Two Inuit Lives

Two Inuit Lives

                                Two Inuit Lives
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The first Canadian Inuit pilot, Johnny May, has been flying through the skies of Nunavik for more than half a century. From his viewpoint in the sky, he has witnessed the passing of two distinct eras. The first comprised the forced settlement of his people, the massacre of the Inuit sled dogs, and the end of traditional life with its folklore, parkas, polar bears and igloos. Now he is witnessing the melting of the Ungava ice, the heart of the Arctic landscape, as the planet warms up and the thawing earth and sea attract developers and speculators. Throughout these epic changes, Johnny and his wife, Louisa, have learned to adapt to the modern world while preserving their Inuit identity.

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Two Inuit Lives, Yves Maillard, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Yves Maillard
  • writing
    Yves Maillard
    Marc Fafard
  • producer
    David Kodsi
    Jan Vasak
  • music composer
    Laurent Ganem
  • music director
    Laurent Ganem