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Carmen Garcia & Jan Röfekamp
Every 10 years, the icebreaker Amundsen, becomes a high-tech medical clinic and makes a journey north, from town to town along the rugged coastline of northern Quebec to investigate and study the health of the Inuit all across the region of Nunavik. On board is a young Inuit woman – Alicia Weektaluktuk – who left her home years ago for a new life in Montreal. She is our guide and narrator aboard this ultra-sophisticated boat with the varied crew of doctors, nurses, and medical researchers, on a journey to rediscover the community she left so many years ago. For her, the trip is particularly poignant: Alicia lost her sister to suicide and her relationship to her native home is filled with complex emotions.