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A man wearing a thick caribou fur coat gazes across the arctic landscape.

The Last Ice

All Equal? Shared Planet

16 September 2020 - 27 September 2020

Subtitles Closed Captions

Film Synopsis: The Last Ice

Director: Scott Ressler | Countries of production: United States | Year: 2019 | Length: 83 min
Language: English, Greenlandic, Inuktitut with English subtitles | Age: 8+ years

Though the Inuit have lived for hundreds of years in and around the frozen Arctic ocean, a century of colonisation and resource exploitation has had a dramatic impact on their lives and their lands. Now the climate crisis is making the sea ice disappear, their hunting grounds are melting beneath their feet and communities are being separated. Meanwhile, global business interests are eyeing up the Pikialasorsuaq, the newly accessible stretch of water between Greenland and Canada, for oil and gas exploration, fishing, shipping and tourism.

What does the future hold for Inuit youth? In Northern Greenland, Aleqatsiaq Peary is learning traditional hunting methods from his uncle while across the water, in Nunavut, Maatalii Okalik is finding her voice as a youth activist. Through their stories, and the testimonies of Inuit leaders such as John Amagoalik, The Last Ice chronicles an essential fight for the survival of a culture – and an entire ecosystem.

Content notes:
Contains discussions of institutional violence, sexual abuse, domestic violence, suicide ideation.
Contains depictions of animals being killed.

Screened as part of TOAFF20


Beyond the Screen

Watch the replay of the conversation we held with Maatalii Okalik (one of the film’s protagonists) and Gloria Garcia (Regional Humanitarian and Resilience Coordinator in Latin America and the Caribbean for Oxfam) on challenging climate racism and colonialism, and raising indigenous voices to re-define their future on their own terms: https://bit.ly/TOAFF20QAIce

All our Q&As are free to attend.

Screening with short film: A VOICE ABOVE NATURE

Booking Information

How to watch
This film is available to watch at any time between 00:00 on 16 September and 23:59 on 27 September.

To enjoy the full “live screening” experience, we recommend you:

  1. Book your ticket for the film in advance
  2. Register your place for the live Q&A (taking place 8.30-9.15pm on Sat 19 September)
  3. Start playing the film at 6.45pm on Sat 19 September
  4.  Join us for the live Q&A straight after, at 8:30pm

Ticket prices
Digital events still require a lot of work behind the scenes, and hosting digital screenings incurs significant costs. To reflect this, our recommended ticket price is £7, however we are operating a “sliding scale” ticket policy (thanks to SQIFF for leading the way) whereby audience members choose what to pay based on personal circumstances, from £2 upwards.  We don’t ask for any proof or ID – we just ask you to please be honest, so that this model can be sustainable for us as a small independent charity. For further guidance on price levels, please refer to this document, or the image below:

We don’t want price to be a barrier to access our festival. If you require free access, please contact freetickets@takeoneaction.org.uk, indicating the title of the film you wish to watch.

All live workshops and Q&As will be free to access.


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