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Celebrating circumpolar sport and culture for 50 years


The Arctics is a never seen look at the history and impacts of the Arctic Winter Games, an international biennial multi sport games that has been celebrating circumpolar sport and culture in the North since 1970. This short documentary follows the stories of characters from across the nine contingents that make up the international competition as they prepare to partake in the 2020 Arctic Winter Games which mark 50 years since first opening in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

From first-time athletes in the Sapmi region of Norway to the experienced sledge jumpers of Yamal Russia to the Arctic Winter Games alumni of Nunavut who’ve gone on to become professional athletes, and the coaches who’ve made all the difference along the way, The Arctics will look at the spirit of sport across the North and its power to inspire, transform and elevate.

Visit www.midnightlight.ca/thearctics for more info.