Still from Restless River

Screening: 'Restless River'

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. 


Film screening introduced by Amalia Cordova, Mother Tongue Film Festival, Smithsonian. 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. 

Event Time & Date

Date: Thu November 19, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: online
Tickets: Register

Still from Restless River