Feature Documentary
Broadcasters: TVO
Distributor: Primitive Entertainment
Honourable Mention for World Documentary, Whistler Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival, 2017
Whistler Film Festival, 2017
Gimme Some Truth Documentary Film Festival, 2017
Tromsø International Film Festival, 2018
Greenland Society, 2018
Belleville DocFest, 2018
Beijing International Film Festival, 2018
Nickel Independent Film Festival, 2018

Project Info:

It's the third world up here, motherf*cker...

Lucie Idlout

In There Is A House Here, Alan Zweig tells a “fish out of water”. The fish is himself, an urban Jew. The environment strange to him is the damaged culture of the Inuit in the high Arctic.

Despite a long and frank email relationship with Inuk heavy-metal rocker Lucie Idlout, Alan finds himself unable to truly understand why Canada’s aboriginal people cannot “get over” the injuries of colonialism.

With Lucie as his guide, Alan goes to Nunavut, a place that admittedly frightens him, in the hope of having his skepticism defeated and gaining some answers to bring back to his “equally ignorant countrymen”.