(Photo: http://www.humancargo.ca/)On Wednesday, 5th of March in Hafnarfjörður, southern Iceland, the the Toronto-based theatre company Human Cargo will perform the play Night which explores issues facing Inuit in the Canadian Arctic.

Created in Nunavut with Inuit actors, and in collaboration with Leikfelag Akureyrar, this production is performed by Inuit and First Nations actors and is presented in Inuktitut (with subtitles) and English.

Night tells the story of a Toronto anthropologist and 16-year old Inuk girl intersect powerfully during 24 hours of darkness in Pond Inlet, Nunavut. Daniella is a scientist from the big city; Piuyuq is an Inuit girl with big dreams. As the two cross paths, their lives are changed forever.

The initiative is organized by the Canadian Embassy in Reykjavik, capital city of Iceland.

Human Cargo is a Toronto-based theatre company dedicated to the creation and touring of new theatrical works. Human Cargo brings together theatre artists from different cultural backgrounds to create original, multi-cultural productions. It's our role as theatre artists to explore the extremes of the human condition and to create a safe environment for our audiences to engage in a thorough and provocative discussion of ideas – says the group. The effect of Human Cargo's theatre is overt. We want to instigate social and political change - the group explains.

Click here to read about Human Cargo and the Group´s projects.

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