Friday, January 26, 11:30 am, The Venue

A Moon of Nickel and Ice

A Moon of Nickel and Ice

  • François Jacob
  • 110 minutes
  • 2016
  • Canada, Russia
  • Friday, January 26, 11:30 am, The Venue
2017 HotDocs, Emerging Canadian Filmmaker Award; 2017 DOXA, Honourable Mention in the Canadian Documentary Competition

A Putin-era mining city in the Arctic struggles to provide community and hope.

The mining town of Norilsk sits in the heart of the Siberian Arctic, huddled behind its wind walls and bathed in the smoke and sulphur of its factories. While teenagers in the icy city dream of exile, and nickel miners ponder the lost Soviet comradeship, descendants of Gulag prisoners and theatre artists seek to shed light on Norilsk’s dark past, buried under ice and censorship. A Moon of Nickel and Ice fondly follows the lives of these inhabitants of the end of the world.