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Vanishing Point

Vanishing Point
83 min
Stephen A. Smith, Julia Szucz (Kanada)
Alpine and foreign cultures
When & Where
“As the world melts under our feet, we must find the best way for our journey.” Navarana is a Polar Eskimo elder who lives in the most remote corner of the planet, the northwest tip of Greenland. She is connected by blood to a group of Canadian Inuit because of a shaman’s migration journey across the frozen Arctic in the 1860s. Today, despite rapid technological and social changes, her people in Greenland proudly maintain and covet age-old customs. But Navarana wonders what life is like for her distant cousins in Arctic Canada. Setting out on hunting journeys in both her homeland and on Canada’s Baffin Island, she discovers that while these two isolated groups of Inuit share much in common, they also present strikingly different lifestyles and practices. At a time when her people are up against vast and inescapable challenges, Navarana looks for the way forward and considers what has been lost and what has been gained.

Kamera Alpin in Gold 2013

With their film Vanishing Point Stephen A. Smith and Julia Szucs open a door which until now has been closed and thus allow us a direct approach into the heart of the Inuit culture. We therefore become allied and start to understand the complex problems which are by these people by the global warming. An amazing film which in a gentle and therefore touching way makes us familiar with the Inuits’ struggle for survival.