Maliglutit - The Searchers (Zacharius Kunuk | Alaska | 2016 | 15)
Zacharius Kunuk | Alaska | 2016 | 15
An indigenous Alaskan remake of John Ford’s classic Western, ‘The Searchers’ relocates the action to the indigenous communities of the Canadian Arctic. Kuanana returns from a caribou hunt to find his wife and daughter have been kidnapped. Assisted by his father’s spirit helper, the loon Kallulik, he sets out into the Arctic wilds in pursuit of the kidnappers to bring his family home.
This screening was introduced with traditional music from Alaskan harpist Cheyenne Brown.