Vanishing Point (Katinngat / Katinniq)

Vanishing Point captures the journey of a Navarana, a descendant of pioneering 1860’s shaman who seeks to connect with her Canadian cousins to learn how they are adapting to this rapidly changing world.

Directors

Stephen A. Smith and Julia Szucs

Country

Canada

Year

2012

Running Time

82 min

Watch the Film
 meltwatermedia.ca/site/Vanishing-Point-movie
   

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Vanishing_Point.jpgToday, fewer than 1000 Polar Eskimos live in small, scattered communities dotting the coast of northwest Greenland where they are still partially reliant on hunting and fishing for survival. However, between the intrusion of modern technology and the increasingly fast pace of climate change, this traditional way of life is under pressure. Vanishing Point captures the journey of a Navarana, a descendant of pioneering 1860’s shaman who seeks to connect with her Canadian cousins to learn how they are adapting to this rapidly changing world. Vanishing Point introduces viewers to a landscape of breathtaking beauty and cultures that have endured for millennia in some of the harshest climates on the planet now struggling to keep pace with modernity while also retaining their treasured traditions. Dr. David Suzuki, on of Canada’s foremost environmental advocates, described the film as an “evocative, beautiful presentation of a vanishing way of life.” Come and see for yourself.

Screening: June 02, 2013 at New People Cinema. SF Premiere.