Northern Studies Research Presented in Murmansk - November 14-18

Two recent films by Centre for Northern Studies (CNS) member Ronald N. Harpelle have been selected for screening at the Northern Character Film Festival in Murmansk, Russia, November 14-18. The Northern Character Festival, a meeting of television and film professionals from across Northern Europe and the circumpolar world, will screen over 100 films at this year's festival.

Festival goers will see In Security, a documentary Harpelle directed in 2010, and the world premiere of Under the Red Star, a new feature-length docudrama directed by Kelly Saxberg about Finnish radicalism in Thunder Bay before the Second World War. Several Lakehead faculty members, students, and alumni are part of the cast of over 250 actors and extras. The film is a showcase for Lakehead's Nanda Gikendan Gamik, where most of the documents used to write the script were found.