news | Wednesday October 14, 2015

Sila is a breath of fresh air

There is more afoot in the Arctic than one might think. On Baffin Island in the territory of Nunavut, eight characters – including a climatologist, an Inuit activist and her daughter, and two polar bears – find their values challenged as they grapple with a rapidly changing environment and world. Equal parts Inuit myth and contemporary Arctic policy, the play Sila features puppetry, spoken-word poetry, and three different languages (English, French, and Inuktitut).

What does “sila” mean? In Inuit mythology, “sila” means air, climate, or breath. Read more about it on Meta-Talon.

The Arctic Cycle comprises eight plays that examine the impact of climate change on the eight countries of the Arctic. Sila, the first play of The Arctic Cycle, is now available ($17.95).

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