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Before Tomorrow

Before Tomorrow is the first feature from the Arnait Video Collective, a group dedicated to honouring 'the unique knowledge and perspectives of Inuit women'. Covering the final months in the life of the canny old Ninioq (co-director Madeline Ivalu) as she nurses her ailing friend and calmly prepares her 10-year-old grandson to face an arduous winter and the responsibilities of manhood, it's a devastatingly moving reclamation of imperilled culture. Superbly shot in Canada's icy North, the action unfolds ca. 1840 as the Inuits hear the first reports of white foreigners.

1hr 33mins long

Marie-Helene Cousineau
Madeline Ivalu