Humanities Institute Film: "Before Tomorrow" with Q&A with Michelle Raheja

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Scripps - Garrison Theater
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Scripps - Humanities Institute
Scripps Humanities Institute

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Garrison Theater, Scripps College Performing Arts Center
“Before Tomorrow”
(Canada, 2008, 93 minutes)
Film screening followed by Q & A with Michelle Raheja
Associate Professor of English
University of California, Riverside

Film synopsis
“Before Tomorrow” is set in 1840, a time when many Inuit had yet to meet white people, and thus maintained their traditional way of life. The ballads of Kate and Anna McGarrigle set the tone for this tender, affecting tale of a small boy (Paul-Dylan Ivalu) and his beloved grandmother (codirector Madeline Piujuq Ivalu), caught between the harsh Arctic wilderness and first contact with the outside world. “Before Tomorrow” is based on the novel “Før Morgendagen” by celebrated Danish writer Jørn Riel, and has been translated into 8 languages.

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Scripps College Humanities Institute spring 2012 series - "'Continuing Invasion': Resistance, Resilience, and Re-invention among North American Indigenous Peoples"


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