Cineplex Park Lane Halifax Theatre 7
5657 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3R4
World Premiere of Miss Campbell: Inuk Teacher !
Atlantic International Film Festival – Shorts Programme 3
Miss Campbell: Inuk Teacher | Heather Campbell | 15 min | 2023
To Heather Campbell, her grandmother Evelyn was a teacher, a matriarch and a beloved family member, but to everyone else in the small community of Rigolet, Labrador, she was a force of nature otherwise known as Miss Campbell.
As a trailblazer for an Inuit-led educational system, Evelyn was the only teacher in a one-room school, teaching grades K–12. Although she had inherited the methodologies of earlier educators, her motivation was entirely different. In a career that spanned more than 35 years, she embraced her Inuit heritage and passed on her passion for learning through music and stories. In 1986, Evelyn Campbell was awarded the Order of Canada.
Part oral history and part visual poem, Miss Campbell: Inuk Teacher combines Heather’s exquisite water colour paintings of narwals, polar bears, seals and birds with home movies, family photos and lively animation to capture the spirit of this extraordinary woman for her documentary portrait.
Online screenings offered September 18 – 24 (geo-blocked to Atlantic Canada)