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January 18-24 2021

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People in the Yukon, in the far northwest of Canada, live in a vast and breathtaking mountain landscape, where winters are cold and long, and summers short. A few decades ago, people from all over the world would come to earn money in this prosperous mining area. Now, most mines are closed down, and the landscape looks abandoned and violated. 

NORTH tells the story of this Canadian territory in a poetic but nonetheless confronting way. We hear the memories and stories of the former mine workers, and of the original and current inhabitants of the area. They tell of the craving for freedom and the fever for gold, and the consequences both can have. Together, they form the story of an intimate but ultimately destructive relationship between humans and the natural world.

Orginal title: 
NORTH
Director: 
Leslie Lagier
Run time: 
49 min
Year: 
2019
Country: 
France
Dialogue: 
English
Producer: 
Nicolas Brevière
Age rating: 
15
Director info: 

Leslie Lagier (b. 1984) is an acclaimed filmmaker from Paris, France. She studied history and cinema at the Sorbonne and worked as an assistant director for a few years before becoming an editor and director. Her films often mix in genres, between fiction, documentary and experimental and focus particularly on places.