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Occurs on Monday February 12 2024

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 29 minutes

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Yukon Theatre - Cinema: 1
304 Wood Street
Whitehorse YT Y1A 2E6

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6:00pm - Smoke Sauna Sisterhood DIR. ANNA HINTS, 2023, EST/FRA/ISL | 89 MIN

Within the sheltered confines of a traditional smoke sauna deep in an Estonian forest, groups of women gather to cleanse themselves in both body and soul. On and off through the seasons, this intimate locale becomes a space for female togetherness, giving the women room not just to indulge in traditional sauna-based rituals (included on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list), but also to share intensely personal hurts and longings, joys and pains. In Smoke Sauna Sisterhood, a hotbox becomes a place of healing. A deserving winner of the directing award in Sundance’s World Cinema Documentary category, filmmaker Anna Hints boldly combines an intimate non-fiction approach with sensuous lyrical expressionism, balancing the disarming frankness of her subjects’ conversations with ravishing, lushly photographed textures of fire, wood, steam, smoke, and flesh. Less an act of individual portraiture than a kind of collective diary, or even an exorcism of experience, the film is a moving tribute to female resilience and community - VIFF.

In Estonian, Seto and Võro with English subtitles.

Content advisory: vdiscussions of sexual violence and sexual discrimination. Recommended ages 15+

Genre: documentary.

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