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Jaffa

Jaffa views the Israeli/Palestinian conflict through the lens of young love. —Matt Anderson (DVD review...)

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From the ancient Greeks’ Odysseus to America’s Luke Skywalker, the story of the hero’s journey is timeless. Pathfinder is a Laplander hero’s tale that’s been told, the movie says, for a thousand years. The adventure starts when a boy skis home from a hunting trip to find his family murdered and their killers, the Tchudes, looting their camp. The Tchudes spot the young Aigin, and he flees to the nearest settlement. Warned, the people quickly move on to the coast, but a few, Aigin included, stay to make a stand. Eventually, only Aigin can keep the Tchudes from destroying his people. Pathfinder is the first movie ever filmed in the Lapp language. It is very well made, and it conveys a real sense of what it’s like to live off the land near the Arctic Circle.