Sweep

(16mm, 30 minutes, 1995)

by Philip Hoffman and Sami van Ingen
Sound by Randall Smith

Sweep still“Sami called and asked me to go north with him and make a film about where his great-grandfather, Robert Flaherty (Nanook of the North), had been in Fort George. I suggested we stop in Kapuskasing to see the place where my mother’s family first settled when they arrived from eastern Europe in the 1920’s. …Two men, on the road AGAIN, sifting through and drifting by past worlds where there is everywhere, dusty remnants of the ‘great white father.’ Colliding head on with the passing present we see him in us.” (Philip Hoffman)

AWARDS

Award of Quality, Finnish Cultural Ministry, Helsinki – 1995

DISTRIBUTION

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