Last Film in Series

The last film in the Abbe Museum's fourth annual Native American Film Series, sponsored by Reel Pizza, will screen on Thursday, December 6 from 7:00 - 9:00.  This program is free and open to the public.

The Necessities of Life
Far from home, an ailing Inuit hunter experiences a rebirth and finds hope again when he forges an unlikely friendship with a young boy.  In 1952, an Inuit hunter named Tivii with tuberculosis leaves his northern home and family to recuperate at a sanatorium in Quebec City.  Uprooted, far from his loved ones, unable to speak French and faced with a completely alien world, he becomes despondent.  When he refuses to eat and expresses a wish to die, his nurse, Carole, comes to the realization that Tivii’s illness is not the most serious threat to his well-being.  She arranges to have a young orphan, Kaki, transferred to the institution.  The boy is also sick, but has experience with both worlds and speaks both languages.  By sharing his culture with Kaki and opening it up to others, Tivii rediscovers his pride and energy. 

For more information about this film, please click here.  This highly acclaimed film is Rated PG for thematic materials and brief mild language.