Monday, January 16, 2017

Lawrence Millman's "At the End of the World," the movie

Now featured at My Book, The Movie: At the End of the World: A True Story of Murder in the Arctic by Lawrence Millman.

The entry begins:
At the End of the World documents a series of murders in the name of religion not in San Bernardino, California, or Orlando, Florida, but in the Belcher Islands, a remote archipelago in Canada’s Hudson Bay. Likewise, those murders took place not yesterday but in the winter of 1941. At the time, the local Inuit in these islands had virtually no contact with the outside world.

So there I was, describing the following scene to a friend: An Inuit woman named Mina had decided Jesus would soon be kayaking down from the sky, and that (in her words) “We must go out onto the ice to meet our Savior.” Whereupon she dog whipped a number of people onto the ice in -20’F temperatures, all the while shouting, “Come, Jesus, come!” Suddenly she announced: “Naked we must greet our Savior!” And then...[read on]
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My Book, The Movie: At the End of the World.

--Marshal Zeringue