The Winter Folk is a feature length experimental documentary about a winter in the Yukon town of Dawson City. Environmental, philosophical and social issues emerged during production that centred on the river that runs between Dawson and West Dawson.

The result is a deeply personal and poignant series of insights by several local and visiting artists featured throughout the film.

Christopher Healey and his son James Healey are Dawson City-based artists whose previous filmmaking project, A Spark in the Dark: Tinder Users in the North, enjoyed international Film Festival success and is the first documentary to explore social media usage in the Yukon.

James and his Dad at the Arctic Circle marker, Eagle Plains, Yukon. Nashville, James’ dog, is in the centre and features prominently in the film. Photo credit: unknown tourist.

Some production support was awarded via the 2016 Available Light Film Festival Pitch Contest (as winner of the one-off projects category). The filmmakers wish to gratefully acknowledge the mentorship support of Screen Production Yukon Association and the financial support awarded by Yukon Media Development via the Yukon Filmmakers Fund.

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