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Derrick Pottle, Keeper Of The Flame

Director: Jason Van Bruggen
Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 7 min

This film looks at Polar ice melt from the unique perspective of an Inuit hunter who was born on the sea ice near remote community on the Labrador coast approximately 62 years ago. It looks at the cultural and emotional impacts of climate change on Inuit communities in the Far North. This film is a collaboration between Derrick Pottle, a respected hunter, carver and elder of the Nunatsiavut Inuit community and Director Jason van Bruggen. The production is entirely Canadian. Filming took place against the visually stunning backdrops of High Arctic communities and landscapes in Nunavut, Labrador and Greenland.