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For 40 Days of the Year, These People Live in Complete Darkness

For the first time in 40 days, an Inuit fisherman and his family watch as the sun crests the mountaintops of their northern Greenland home. In this harsh frozen landscape, the first dawn of spring brings both celebration and reflection. The ice is thinning earlier in the season, leaving only one month for the sled dogs to access the ice fishing holes. Will their way of life remain intact or will these changes force them to adapt? Filmmakers Glen Milner and Ben Hilton confront this question in this pensive film about a modern Inuit family and their worries for the future.

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