Cinema Scope

Amanda Kernell

“Canadian history—or, how to wage war on an emotion. For a century, no one spoke of the extinction of joy. A village emptied of its children is a haunting.”
—Billy-Ray Belcourt, from “A Country is How Men Hunt”

here’s a reason why my father never spoke of his time at a Sámi boarding school in Unjárga (Nesseby), Norway. His memories from that time were rooted in a type of pain that was immense and unyielding.

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