Arctic Son

Arctic Son

  • USA
  • 73
  • STC

In the tiny village of Old Crow, a native Gwich’in village in the far north of the Canadian Yukon, a father and his son are reunited after almost 20 years apart. They share a name and a bloodline, but the worlds they know and the lifestyles they lead are as different as their respective hometown climates. Stanley Sr. is a hunter, a rugged man of the land steeped in native traditions. Seattle-raised Stanley Jr. immerses himself in hip hop music, video games and drunken debauched nights. Within this moving father-son story is a larger exploration of the complex relationship between tradition and modernity, old and young, nature and pop culture, addiction and independence, and the bigger quest we all embark on at one point or another-the need to know who we are and where we belong. Quietly enlightening, Arctic Son unfolds like a spare drama, drawing one into its raw beauty and emotion. Sean Farnel Co-presented with imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival.

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