The Sun at Midnight

The Sun at Midnight

Directed by: Kirsten Carthew, Amos Scott
Suitable For: Highschool
ICFF - Indigenous Film Series


PLOT : Set in the stunning landscape of the Arctic Circle, this charming coming-of-age drama tells the story of an unexpected friendship between a hunter obsessed with finding a missing caribou herd and a teenage rebel who gets lost while on the run. After her mother dies, 16 year-old urban princess Lia is sent to spend a summer with her Gwich’in grandmother in a small community in the far north. Desperate to get back to city life, she steals a boat and sets out into the vast Northern wilderness hoping to reach the nearest town. Totally lost, she is soon discovered by Alfred, a Gwich’in hunter who reluctantly helps her navigate the unfamiliar wilderness. “A truly inspirational masterpiece that I hope everyone has a chance to see.” Blake Priddle, CKLB Radio"

Kirsten Carthew.  is a Canadian film director, producer, and screenwriter from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Carthew made a number of short films, most notably Fish Out of Water in 2015, before releasing her debut feature film, The Sun at Midnight, in 2016. Her second feature film, Polaris, went into production in 2021 and was released in 2022. Amos Scott is a Tłichò Dene filmmaker, photographer and student. He's been researching the early days of the Dene Nation and loves to get out in the bush to learn from his ancestors.

Length 1h 33min
Year 2016

Cast Devery Jacobs, Duane Howard, Mark Anderako, Sarah Jerome,
Distribution IndustryWorks Pictures, Monterey Media, Lighthouse Home Entertainment
Production Jill and Jackfish Productions

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