ScreeningOct 17 2013 - 7:15 PM
at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 1
Directed by: Geoff Morrison | 52 minutes | Canada | G | Documentary | 2012 | Toronto Premiere
Director Geoff Morrison and Shelagh Rogers will be in attendance.
“It is my brother’s kind of trip—the land unspoiled by cities—nothing but tents and boats and guns…whether it’s my kind of trip or not, Labrador has me from the start,” Alissa York (Effigy, Fauna) writes about the experience of being in Northern Canada. She along with a group of acclaimed Canadian writers including Joseph Boyden (Through Black Spruce), Sarah Leavitt (Tangles: A Story about Alzheimer’s, My Mother and Me), discover that the North is so much more than they imagined when they embark on a life-changing journey to Labrador’s magnificent Torngat Mountains National Park.
Invited on the eye-opening adventure by Shelagh Rogers, award-winning journalist, activist and host of CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter, the writers find inspiration in unexpected wildlife encounters, the arresting landscape and the inhabitants and history of the region as they revel in the stimulating conversations that emerge from these interactions.
The creators of The National Parks Project have spearheaded in Northwords a multi-platform initiative that provides insight and an intimate look at the culture of the North.
Best Documentary, Banff World Media International Pilot Competition
Rabindranth Maharaj and Alissa York will read an excerpt of the work inspired by their trip after the screening.