My Irnik

Year
2017
Country
Canada
Duration:
16 mins

Overview

In the Canadian Arctic, in the remote community of Kuujjuaq, a young father and mother are raising their irnik (son) with an emphasis on shared adventures, connection to the land, the heritage of dog sledding, learning from the environment and experiencing all that is the Far North — the dark rawness of the winter, the thaws of springtime, the seal soup of summer and the caribou hunting of the fall. My Irnik is about familial lines, ancestral culture, the generational transference of knowledge and the individual’s path to seek his or her own dreamscapes.

Production Team

Directors
Matthew Hood
François Lebeau

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2017 Mountainfilm Festival.