In the wake of her mother’s death, Lia, a 16 year-old urban princess, is sent to spend the summer with her Gwich’in grandmother in a small Subarctic community. Desperate to return to city life, she steals a boat and sets out into the vast Northern wilderness hoping to reach the nearest town. Totally lost, she is discovered by Alfred, a Gwich’in hunter who reluctantly takes her under his wing as he navigates the massive landscape in search of caribou. When Alfred is severely wounded, Lia pushes on and fights to save both of their lives.
“A TRULY INSPIRATIONAL MASTERPIECE THAT I HOPE EVERYONE HAS A CHANCE TO SEE”
“A SENSITIVE, POIGNANT, BEAUTIFULLY ACTED PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN TRYING TO FIND HERSELF”
-The Film Corner
"THE CHEMISTRY THE ACTORS HAVE TOGETHER IS EFFORTLESS AND GENUINE... CARTHEW CAPTURES THE BEAUTY OF THE CANADIAN NORTH IN SUMMER TO GORGEOUS EFFECT”
-Toronto Film Scene
Won Best Actor in Borsos Film at the Whistler Film Festival 2016
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