Navarana is an Inughuit elder, a Polar Eskimo from the most remote corner of the planet: the northwest tip of Greenland. Thanks to her ancestor, an Inuit shaman who led an epic journey across the High Arctic in the 1860s, she is connected by blood to a group of Canadian Inuit. Today Navarana worries about the future of her people, as they face the greatest social and environmental challenges in their history. She embarks on hunting journeys with families of two communities—one on Canada’s Baffin Island, the other in neighboring Greenland—and discovers that while the two groups share common values, they are adapting differently to outside influences and to the inescapable changes that affect their way of life. Navarana draws inspiration and hope from the ties that still bind the two communities, as well as from the legacy of her intrepid ancestor.

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National Film Board of Canada


Inuktitut (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

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