If the Weather Permits

If the Weather Permits
In the vastness of northern Quebec, on the edge of the Arctic Ocean, lies the village of Kangirsujuaq, in Nunavik. Here, tradition and modernity intersect on a daily basis. Teenagers lap up "southern" culture and play golf on the tundra. Their elders--many of them former nomads and hunters--are trying to get used to the strange feeling of staying put. Elisapie Isaac, a young filmmaker born in Nunavik, decides to return to her roots on this breathtaking land. To bridge the growing gap between the young and the old, she lets Naalak, an elder, and Danny, a young policeman from Kangirsujuaq, tell us what they think. She also speaks to her grandfather, now dead, and confides in him her hopes and fears. Above all, she asks the fundamental question: Can Inuit culture survive in the modern world? In English and Inuktitut, with subtitles.
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Main credits

Isaac, Elisapie (film director)
Isaac, Elisapie (screenwriter)
Isaac, Elisapie (reseacher)
Isaac, Elisapie (narrator)
Bisaillon, Yves (film producer)

Other credits

Camera, Alex Margineanu; editor, Marie-Christine Sarda; original music, Alain Auger.


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Distributor subjects

Indigenous Studies - Issues, Children and Youth - Indigenous Youth, Ethics and Religious Culture - Religious Diversity/Heritage, Families - Indigenous Families, Geography - Territory: Indigenous, Inuit - Children, Inuit - Cohabitation with Whites, Inuit - Culture, Inuit - Labrador and Québec, Inuit - Social Change, Inuit - Sports, Leisure and Games, Inuit - Traditional way of life, Social Issues - Identity and Survival, Documentary

Keywords

Indigenous Studies - Issues, Children and Youth - Indigenous Youth, Ethics and Religious Culture - Religious Diversity/Heritage, Families - Indigenous Families, Geography - Territory: Indigenous, Inuit - Children, Inuit - Cohabitation with Whites, Inuit - Culture, Inuit - Labrador and Québec, Inuit - Social Change, Inuit - Sports, Leisure and Games, Inuit - Traditional way of life, Social Issues - Identity and Survival, Documentary; "If the Weather Permits"; National Film Board of Canada

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