Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
Their usual hunting grounds depleted after their shaman begins practicing the dark arts, a starving tribe of Inuit nomads dispatches three brave adventurers to locate a hidden promised land of legend in this epic animated adventure. As the situation in the encampment turns serious due to evil shaman Croolik, wise sage Saya tells the tale of a secret land called Sarilla that's rumored to be rife with game. But no one knows how to find Sarila, and legend states that only the pure of heart will be grated entry. Now, the tribe's only hope rests in the resolve of the chief's son Putulik, his radiant fiancée Apik, and budding young shaman Markussi, who agree to undertake the dangerous mission and save their people. As the group sets out in search of Sarilla, jealous Croolik schemes with his wicked crow Kwatak to thwart their efforts, and get rid of Markussi forever. Markussi, however, is far more powerful than Croolik ever suspected, and eventually manages to find Sarilla. There, the goddess Sedina reveals the depths of Croolik's treachery, and reveals the dangerous mission that Markussi must undertake in order to harness his true powers and defeat the one who deceived them. Only then will Markussi embrace his destiny as the tribe's one true shaman.
initiation, nomad, promised-land, Shamanism