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11 March 2019

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Anna is nervous when she and her 14 year old son, Tomas, arrive in the small, close-knit community of Igloolik in the Canadian Arctic. Anna had a short-lived affair with Tomas’s Inuk father when she worked in Igloolik, but Tomas was born and raised in his mother’s native city of Montreal and never knew much about his origins. Tomas is bright, strong, and curious about his father’s culture. For his mother and Inuit family, the joy of his homecoming is mixed with memories of a brief and painful chapter in their shared history. Over the course of two weeks that seem to blend into one long day under the midnight sun, Anna and Thomas strive to reconnect with the family they can no longer ignore.

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