Film Screening: Heaven's Floor

Julia, a Los Angeles photographer, journeys to the Canadian arctic. Her whimsical trip becomes a life threatening disaster. Abandoned, ill-equipped, and stranded on sea ice, she is rescued by Malaya, a young Inuit girl, and is taken to her small Inuit community. Stuck there waiting to return home, Julia discovers the dark truth of Malaya’s world and must decide whether to save Malaya from a childhood that closely resembles her own, despite the growing tension with her husband Ed and Malaya’s remaining connections to her home.

Drama (based on a true story). 2016. Canada/USA. 86 min.

This screening will take place at Saint Anne’s Belfield School. Writer/Director Lori Stroll and Producer Justin Ford will be present for post-screening Q & A and discussion.

This film is part of the Indigenous Film Program of the Virginia Film Festival, and is presented in partnership with UVA Arts Council.