Set in the far North, in Autumn 1910, an encampment of Inuit nomads are threatened by famine. The situation is dire as day after day the hunters return empty-handed. The clan’s wise woman Saya recalls the legend of Sarila, a promised land hidden among the glaciers, where wild game is said to be plentiful. Legend has it that only the pure of heart may enter this hallowed place.
Three of the clan’s young people agree to go in search of Sarila in order to save their tribe: Putulik, the chief’s son; the beautiful Apik, his fiancée; and Markussi, who must learn to accept and use his shamanic powers, together with Kimi, small, mischievous lemming.
A wonderfully animated tale for all the family.
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Showing with: Every Drop Counts I Glendale Film Club I UK I 2014 I 5min
A short film commissioned by Northumbrian Water which explores water conservation in Northumberland, and in particular Wooler and Glendale. Seven young people from the Glendale Film Club for Young People created the five minute film.