The Necessities of Life (Ce qu’il faut pour vivre)


Set in 1952. An Inuit hunter named Tiivii, who suffers from tuberculosis, ends up in a sanatorium near Quebec City, far from home and his loved ones. A film by Benoit Pilon, who poses the question “What does a human being need to live?” In this story, he gives us his answer.

In French with English subtitles.  Part of the French Film Festival







Introduction by Pat Noah, formerly of the Canadian Health Service and a member of the Lenape Nation. A reception will follow the showing with native foods, a drum circle, and singers.

102 minutes
Not Rated

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