OKPIK’S DREAM

Documentaries Nature
Laura Rietveld, 73 min, English, Inuktitut with English subtitles
Canada 2015

Harry Okpik dreamed of becoming a dog musher. When government agents shot his and thousands of other Canadian Inuit huskies, 11-year-old Harry thought his dream forever destroyed. Now, fifty years later, Harry reflects on the tragedy and on the accident that led to the loss of his leg, as he cares for his huskies in preparation for Ivakkak – a 600-km dog sled race across the Canadian Arctic.