LPIRG presents Up North screening

The Lethbridge Public Interest Research Group (LPIRG), based out of the University of Lethbridge, along with Cinema Politica and the Lethbridge Public Library is presenting a special film screening Tuesday, July 13.

Up North, a film that tells an alternate history of Canada's north, screens at 7 p.m. at the Lethbridge Public Library.

In the summer of 2007, Drew McIntosh, Robert Lutener and Aaron Bocanegra set out on a journey across the north into the Arctic Circle; in exploration of the impact change has had on the landscape and people's lives. Their 8,500 km adventure begins in Edmonton, four hours south of the largest proposed industrial project in history, the Athabasca Oilsands. Travelling through Alberta, British Columbia, Alaska, The Yukon, and the Northwest Territories they arrived in Inuvik, at the end of the 750 km gravel Dempster Highway, 200 km north of the Arctic Circle.

Through conversations with First Nations Chiefs, Elders, comedians, artists, dancers and mountaineers, Up North takes you on a journey of discovery and inquiry delving into a multilayered look at forms of change including economic, environmental, cultural, social, political, dromological and linguistic. Set against the stunning beauty of North America's last wilderness, it accesses an alternate history of Canada's North, told through the wisdom of experience and the reflection of our culture in the landscape.

The screening is free and open to everyone.