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Uvanga

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90 minutes – Drama
Release date: June 20, 2014
Canadian Distributor: Mongrel Media

Anna is nervous when she and her son, Tomas, arrive in the small, close-knit community of Igloolik in the Canadian Arctic. Anna had a short-lived affair with Tomas’s Inuk father when she worked in Igloolik. But Tomas, now 14 years old, was born and raised in his mother’s native city of Montreal and never knew much about his origins. Tomas is bright, strong, and curious about his father’s culture, but his father is no longer around to show him the way. For Tomas’s mother and Inuit family, the joy of his homecoming is mixed with memories of a brief and painful chapter in their shared history. Over the course of two weeks that seem to blend into one long day under the midnight sun, Anna and Thomas strive to rebuild the family they could no longer ignore.

Photo and poster courtesy of Mongrel Media.



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Crew:
Producer: Stéphane Rituit Marie-Hélène Cousineau
Executive Producer:

Susan Avingaq
Madeline Piujuq Ivalu
Zacharias Kunuk

Director:

Marie-Hélène Cousineau
Madeline Piujuq Ivalu

Screenwriter:

Marie-Hélène Cousineau

Cinematographer:

Alexandre Domingue
Félix Lajeunesse

Editor:

Glenn Berman

Composer:

Alain Auger

Cast:Roles:

Lukasi Forrest
Marianne Farley
Travis Kunnuk
Madeline Piujuq Ivalu
Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq
Pakak Innukshuk
Carol Kunnuk

Tomas
Anna
Travis
Sarah
Barrie
Ike
Sheba