Polar Sun

Katie Doane Tulugaq Avery | USA | 2016 | 12 MIN | SHORT DRAMA

Sunday 23 October 2016 | 3:45 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 1
World Premiere
Screening as part of Adrift: International Shorts

After the tragic death of Sondra’s sister, her seven-year-old niece, Raven, comes to live with her and her partner. Already struggling to make sense of her own grief, she must also help her niece through the loss of her mother as she turns to the Inupiat stories as a source of guidance for them both.


Katie Doane Tulugaq Avery (Iñupiaq) received a BA in museum studies from the Institute of American Indian Arts in 2009 and worked at the Santa Fe Art Institute. Her short films are centred on cultural, social and familial narratives with interest in how the feminine, queer and Indigenous representations expand dialogue in social and political conversations.