The Sun at Midnight

Director Kirsten Carthew
Year 2016
Run Time 93min
Genre Action/Adventure, Drama
Set and shot at the Arctic Circle, The Sun At Midnight tells the story of an unexpected friendship between a hunter obsessed with finding a missing caribou herd and a teenage rebel who gets lost while on the run.

After her mother dies, 16-year-old "urban princess" Lia (Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs – who won an award at the Whistler Film Festival for her performance) is sent to spend the summer with her Gwich’in grandmother in a small community in the far north. Desperate to get back to city life, she steals a boat and heads south.

As might be expected, she quickly gets lost, and is soon discovered by Alfred (Howard), a Gwich’in hunter who reluctantly helps her navigate the unfamiliar wilderness. Set in the stunning landscape of the Arctic Circle, this charming coming of age drama tells the story of the unlikely friendship that arises between them.

"A truly inspirational masterpiece that I hope everyone has a chance to see." – Blake Priddle, CKLB Radio


Kirsten Carthew


Kirsten Carthew


Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs (Mohawk), Duane Howard (Nuu-chah-nulth), Sarah Jerome, Mark Anderako, William Greenland


Kirsten Carthew, Amos Scott (Dene)


Action/Adventure, Drama


Female Filmmaker

Original Language


Canadian Distributor

Jill and Jackfish Productions