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CRDL screens Wings of Johnny May

May 6, 2014

Williams Lake, BC – On Wednesday, May 14, the Cariboo Regional District Williams Lake Branch Library will be screening the 2013 National Film Board documentary Wings of Johnny May. The event starts at 7 p.m. in the Library’s Programme Room.

 

This feature documentary shines a spotlight on Johnny May, the first Inuit bush pilot in Nunavik—and a legend among his people. During the 34,000 hours of flight time he’s logged, May has lived through extraordinary adventures and has had a unique view of the transformation of the Arctic. He has watched as the Inuit went from nomadic life to a sedentary existence, and the effects of climate change on the Arctic terrain.

 

But one thing remains constant: May’s deep love for his wife Louisa. Since his earliest days in the air, his plane has sported the same Inuktitut message for her: "Pengo Pally", which means “I miss you.” The Wings of Johnny May is an airborne documentary that highlights a unique culture through the eyes of an exceptional man.

 

For further information about this NFB film screening, or other events taking place at the CRD’s Williams Lake Area Branch Library please call 250-392-3630 or email .

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