Seeking a deeper encounter with the territory of the Inuit, six paddlers plan to make the first recorded descent of a little-known river in northern Quebec. This mapping expedition, beset by adverse weather conditions and other unforeseeable situations, is also, for the filmmaker, a reminder of his ancestry. What we have come to think of as an “adventure” was here, for thousands of years, simply a way of life. While much has been forgotten, a tradition survives in the life and language of the Inuit; their knowledge of the physical world and of the seasons guides the team in its journey.
Set against an imposing background of snow, tundra and white-water rapids, the documentary is a call to go beyond: out onto the land, and also inward into ourselves.
Directed, produced and filmed by François Léger-Savard
Video editing : Jérémy Alcaraz | Sound design: Philippe Bacon
| Color grading: Julien Alix/Post-Moderne | Writing: Véronique Drouin | Translation: Yannick Morin | Narration: Morris Custy