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A pilot and his passenger struggle for survival after crashing in the Arctic tundra.

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1953. Charlie Halliday, a former WWII fighter pilot, is a Yellowknife-based bush pilot. Like many of the white in the area, he does not associate with the Inuit except for what he can get out of them in bartering. On a personal plane trip, he runs across a small family of nomadic Inuit. The female of the group, named Kanaalaq, has what Charlie suspects is tuberculosis. In exchange for some ivory, Charlie agrees to fly her to a hospital in Yellowknife. En route back to the city, Charlie is forced to make a crash landing when the plane develops mechanical problems. Although both Charlie and Kanaalaq are unharmed by the crash, the plane is totaled, they are in the middle of nowhere, the radio doesn't seem to be working, they have a meager amount of supplies, and Charlie's whereabouts are probably unknown to others since he made a detour from his original route. Furthermore, they can't communicate with each other as Kanaalaq only knows a few words of English, whereas Charlie knows no ... Written by Huggo

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Their Fight For Survival Formed An Unbreakable Bond.

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Rated PG for thematic elements, language, some disturbing images and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Annabella Piugattuk's (Kanaalaq) first language is Inuktitut. See more »

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An instant before the plane finally crashes down into the water, you can see a small fiery explosive charge go off at the tip of the tail at the top of the screen as the cable holding the plane up is released. See more »

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Shepherd: Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds, - and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of - Wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air... Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace Where never lark or...
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22 August 2004 | by (Hay River NT) – See all my reviews

My wife and I are educators who spent 9 years in Nunavut and presently work in the NWT. In fact I was the Principal in Igloolik for four years and Anabelle was one of my students. I am very proud of her for the truth she brings to this role in creating a wonderful character . Unlike every other film about the North except Atanarjuat this movie struck my wife and I as "true" It had an accurate depiction of Inuit culture, white arrogance and colliding cultures.

We think Pepper's character was white-washed a bit..... selling cola to Bathurst? Well we know that a lot of bush pilots made their fortune on the Whiskey trade but I guess this would have made the pilot a harder sell for redemption. As for another commentator suggesting he made every survival mistake in the book...he seems about as bright as most new-comers to the Arctic, myself included. If we stay and survive we get smarter in a hurry though.

What we liked is that the characters went beyond stereotypes, Pepper's character went through an amazing learning arc and was treated with respect. This is not a cartoon buffoon though he starts that way. The gentleness and power of Inuit culture is on display but Annabelle is not a cartoon either. Her humanity and sense of humour come through wonderfully.

The struggle for survival is a bit optimistic but hey... We were still able to suspend our disbelief. The land came alive in a way that made us both homesick for Nunavut. Fantastic.....

Pijuyuk, Annabelle.


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