Wings of Johnny May, the documentary will be screened at the Williams Lake library, Wednesday, May 14 at 7 p.m.
The National Film Board film shines a spotlight on Johnny May, the first Inuit bush pilot in Nunavik. He is a legend among his people.
During the 34,000 hours of flight time he’s logged, May has lived through extraordinary adventures and has had a unique view of the transformation of the Arctic.
He has watched as the Inuit went from nomadic life to a sedentary existence, and the effects of climate change on the Arctic.
But one thing remains constant: May’s deep love for his wife Louisa. Since his earliest days in the air, his plane has sported the same Inuktitut message for her: “Pengo Pally,” which means “I miss you.”