On the Ice (2011)
Movie: On the Ice
- Director: Andrew Okpeaha MacLean
- Stars: John Miller
- Release Date: January 21, 2011
- Run Time: 96 mins
- Genre: Drama, Thriller
In the isolated, frozen town of Barrow, Alaska, Iupiaq teenagers Qalli and Aivaaq have grown up like brothers in a tight-knit community defined as much by ancient traditions as by hip-hop and snowmobiles. Early one morning, on a seal hunt with their friend James, a tussle turns violent, and James is killed. Panic stricken, terrified, and with no one to blame but themselves, Qalli and Aivaaq lie and declare the death a tragic accident. As Barrow roils with grief and his protective father becomes suspicious, Qalli stumbles through guilt-filled days, wrestling with his part in the death. For the first time in his life, he's treading alone on existential ice.