August 2 - 9, 2011

Uluit: Champions of the North, The

Friday, August 5 - 6:30 pm
Canada |
2011 |
English, Inuktitut OV
/ English ST
| 95m
Ari A. Cohen

The Uluit are an all-female Inuit hockey team in Inukjuak, Nunavik. Join this remarkable group of mothers, daughters, sisters and friends, filmed over the course of one year, as they skate their way to the 2010 Whale Cup. The film provides a rare view into the victory as well as the struggle faced by a community steeped in tradition yet living among the demands of a modern world. This group of women find the resources daily to cope with the inherent realities of life in a remote town while sharing a sense of community rarely seen in our world today. The Uluit, in addition to being star athletes, fiercely inspire and deeply impact their community serving as teachers, midwives, students and social workers.