On the Ice

Dir.: Andrew Okpeaha MacLean | In all 96 min

Far up North, in an Alaskan community built upon myths and rituals, the two boys Qalli and Aivaaq grow up as brothers.

When a seal hunt turns fatal, they opt for a lie to hide their blood-stained hands. The director Andrew Okpeaha MacLean celebrates his debut with this portrait of his hometown, where youth is torn between the strong ancestral traditions and the modern hip hop culture, where drugs are used to overcome tomorrow's worries. Under MacLean's guidance, the infinite snow landscape appears as both calming and claustrophobically threatening, and together with the great performances by the troupe of amateur actors, it creates an authentic and intense thriller about friendship, lies and the courage to take the plunge into adulthood.
 

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FACTS ABOUT On the Ice
RUNNING
96
AGE
14
TITLE
On the Ice
VERSION
English Version
DIRECTOR
Andrew Okpeaha MacLean
CAST
Frank Qutuq Irelan, Adamina Kerr, John Miller
COUNTRY
USA
PROD.YEAR
2011