Documentary & Interactive

    A group of Canada’s leading writers embark on a literary expedition to the north of Labrador to explore the land and seek inspiration, and to instigate new stories and conversation about the north. Featuring Joseph Boyden, Alissa York, Noah Richler, Sarah Leavitt and Rabindranath Maharaj, and guide Shelagh Rogers, Northwords explores the idea of north and shows what happens when the country’s best writers tackle one of its most overwhelmingly beautiful places.

     “An ambitious project carrying on the tradition of the best of National Film Board productions.” –

    “To watch Northwords… is to witness on an almost cellular level the deep symbiosis between humans and the natural world.” –

    • Winner, BANFF WORLD MEDIA FESTIVAL, Best Documentary, International Pilot Competition

    Official Selection:

    • National Arts Centre: Northern Scene Festival (April 2013, Ottawa, ON)
    • ReFrame International Documentary Festival (January 2013, Peterborough, ON)
    • Planet in Focus Film Festival (October 2012, Toronto, ON)
    • Doc North Documentary Film Festival (August 2012, North Bay, ON)
    • International Festival of Authors (October 2012, Toronto, ON)
    • LitFest Edmonton Non-Fiction Festival (October 2012, Edmonton, AB)
    • WordFest Calgary (October 2012, Calgary, AB)
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