Past Event

Discussion: 'Restless River'

November 19, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Set at the end of World War II, Restless River follows Elsa, a young Inuk woman, as she comes to terms with motherhood after being assaulted by a soldier. Navigating the social norms of the colonizers and her own heritage, Elsa draws courage from her rugged land and the river that cuts across it. Based on Gabrielle Roy’s 1970 novel Windflower (La Riviere Sans Repos). English, French, and Inuktitut / 99 minutes / 2019. 

Introduced by Amalia Cordova, Mother Tongue Film Festival, Smithsonian, and Ana Ochoa, Music. Followed by a conversation with co-writer/director/producer Marie-Hélène Cousineau and co-producer Lucy Tulugarjuk. Moderated by filmmaker and curator Cass Gardiner

Co-presented by the Mother Tongue Film Festival, Smithsonian. 

Those who wished to participate in the discussion screened the film ahead of time using the credentials provided to registrants. The film was available from November 12-19. 

Still from Restless River