Just had the opportunity last night to view the film, The Necessities of Life,  at the Festival of Native Film and Culture in Palm Springs, California. This is an extremely moving story about an Inuit man’s struggle to battle Tuberculosis in Quebec City, separated from his family, set adrift within a culture, that feels as foreign to him as it would to any human being just arriving on Mars. Benoit Pilon has done fantastic work directing this film by inspiring each actor to excel in bringing each character to life. The entire cast deserves a round of applause. Definitely a must see.