Toronto Public Library – Lillian H. Smith Branch
239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario,
As part of THE NFB IN LIBRARIES annual programming, the Toronto Public Library – Lillian H. Smith Branch is offering free public screening of the following film:
Sovereign Soil (David Curtis | 2019 | 91 min)
At the far-flung edge of Canada’s boreal forest, outside the tiny sub-Arctic town of Dawson City, Yukon, a handful of unlikely farmers are growing everything from snow-covered Brussels sprouts to apples. These modern-day agrarians have carved out small patches of fertile soil in an otherwise unforgiving expanse of isolated wilderness to make a living and a life.
Over the course of a year, Dawson filmmaker David Curtis follows these resilient, unassuming farmers—including a German immigrant, a young family that taps birch trees for syrup, a First Nations youth, and a matriarch who can shoot and quarter a moose—exploring life, death, and time through the simple, rich day-to-day of people deeply tied to the wilds.
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