Sun at Midnight, The

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Sixteen year-old Native American 'city girl' Lia, is sent to spend the summer with her grandmother in a small community in Canada's breathtaking Northwest Territories. Desperate to return home she steals a boat and becomes lost in the vast wilderness where she is discovered by Alfred, a Gwich'in hunter. Reluctantly taking her under his wing, their unexpected friendship develops and both will be tested when Alfred is severely wounded in a bear attack and Lia fights to save their lives. 


"3 Stars. The Sun at Midnight is a sensitive, poignant, beautifully acted portrait of a young woman trying to find herself."
- The Film Corner

"A Must Watch Movie"
- Canadian Broadcast Corporation

"4 Stars. Riveting tale of survival"
- Kam Williams, Baret News Syndicate

"The Sun at Midnight is a lyrically crafted, cross-generational tenderly told tale. While capturing delicately layered revealed emotional moments, amidst the grandeur and breathtaking raw beauty of the immense Arctic wilderness."
- Prairie Miller, WBAI/Pacifica National Radio Network

cast crew

Written an Directed by: Kristen Carthew

Executive Producer: Anne-Marie Gelinas

Produced by: Amos Scott and Kirsten Carthew

Starring: Whistler Film Festival Award for Best Actor and 2 time Indian FIlm Festival Award for Best Actress Devery Jacobs (Rhymes for Young Ghouls, The Road Behind, TV: American Gods, Cardinal, The Order), Indian Film festival and Leo Award Nominee Duane Howard (The Revenant, Pathfinder), Mark Anderako (Portraits of a Killer, Catching the Chameleon), Sarah Charlie-JeromeWilliam Greenland