núna (now) will be screening ‘Heimþrá’ (In Thrall To Home) as part of the annual celebration of Jon Sigurdsson day, full details:
A film by Erika MacPherson
Original Music by Christine Fellows and John K. Samson
2018, 33:11 mins.
Doubting details of her mothers deathbed story, a skeptical daughter drags her brother on a genealogical goose chase through the Canadian prairies to the remote Icelandic highland. Becoming spellbound by an increasing sense of belonging to an unfolding story, she discovers a vital piece of its telling is missing: herself.
Erika MacPherson is a Winnipeg-based video artist and documentary filmmaker. Her recent projects include this river, produced by the NFB and co-written/co-directed with Katherena Vermette, which won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Short Documentary in 2017.