Trial at Fortitude Bay
1994 Movie of the week DramaDIRECTOR: Vic Sarin
WRITER: Keith Ross Leckie
Defense Attorney Gina Antonelli is sent to the remote Arctic village of Fortitude Bay to defend Pauloosie, a 19-year old Inuit man. Gina anticipates a quick solution until Pauloosie receives alternate guidance from the village elder and spiritual leader who urges him to tell the truth and face the community for his rehabilitation. However Daniel Metz, the high powered prosecutor from the Justice Department, believes that nothing, including traditional Inuit values, should override Canadian law and that Pauloosie should go to prison. Now at the crossroads of two worlds, the champions of guilt and innocence will meet to decide the fate of the young man caught between two systems of justice.