Documenary Vanishing Point to be shown at the Longhouse

The National Film Board documentary Vanishing Point will be screened at the Longhouse on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

A National Film Board documentary that premiered at the 2012 Calgary International Film Festival will be screened at the Longhouse on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

The film is presented by the Williams Lake Library and show time is 7 p.m.

Vanishing Point was directed by Canmore filmmakers Stephen A. Smith and Julia Szucs, and takes place in the tiny village south of Qaanaaq in Greenland, states the CRD library press release.

The film is narrated by Navarana K’avigak,’ who was born and lives in Greenland. Navarana speaks six languages, and narrates the film in Inukitut.

She is a descendant of the Baffin Island Shaman, Qidtlarssuaq who convinced many of his nomadic family to journey to Greenland in 1860.

The account of this early journey is entwined with three modern-day hunting trips; two take place in the Uummannaq District of Greenland, and the third in the community of Quikiqtarjuaq on Baffin Island.

This is a story of proud people, who struggle to maintain their practices of hunting and gathering, while bringing up their children.

It subtly invokes the viewer to consider issues surrounding survival, tradition and our place in the world.

The Williams Lake Longhouse can be accessed by Pinchbeck Street through the Stampede Grounds.

For further information, please contact the Cariboo Regional District Library in Williams Lake at 250-392-3630 or visit the website at cln.bc.ca.