- Rated NR
- Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
- Release Date: 6/3/2013
In the tiny village of Old Crow 80 miles north of the Arctic Circle a father and son are reunited after a lifetime apart. Stanley Njootli Jr. treks to the harsh Arctic environment to spend time with his father after nearly 25 years apart. It is also the land of Stanley's Gwitchin ancestors. Here in the raw beauty of the Canadian Yukon Stanley Jr. must acclimate to a world without partying and pop culture while both men must deal with years of distance resentment and regret. Eventually the two journey further into the Arctic and stripped to even barer necessities return to the fundamentals of life-food warmth shelter-and deal even more intimately with each other. Captivatingly the camping trip turns into a journey of self-discipline and self-sufficiency that Stanley Jr. does not soon forget. Rich in stunning footage of the Canadian wilderness and poignant interviews with the emotionally reticent Njootli men ARCTIC SON chronicles the story of a father and son who reunite after living years-and worlds-apart. Ultimately too this powerful film reveals the ties that bind US to land heritage and people. DVD Features: Filmmaker Interview with Andrew Walton; Family Friendly Audio Track; Deleted Scenes; Filmmaker Biography.