Dir. Zacharias Kunuk | Canada | 2016 | 94 min.
A unique revenge story (inspired by John Ford’s classic Western, The Searchers) in which an Inuk man and his band of maliglutit (followers) set out in the Arctic to find the marauders who ransacked his home and kidnapped his wife. Like Ford’s film, Maliglutit explores the repercussions of violence, questioning whether an-eye-for-an-eye is ever justifiable. Kanuk puts a twist on the Western genre: critiquing colonial ideologies and questioning whether justice is truly possible in an unjust world.
Friday afternoon introduction and post-film discussion led by Dr. Monika Seibert, Professor of English.
Friday, September 22 at 3 & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public, all films are screened in their original language with English subtitles. The International Film Series is sponsored by the University of Richmond Office of International Education and Boatwright Memorial Library’s Media Resource Center.
Contact: Office of International Education , (804) 289-8836