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30 days


Canada, 1997

Production : Tarriaksuk Video Centre, Vidéographe

Programmed by Julia Minne

French, Inuktitut


Bandes de féministes


In this computer-animated work, Inuit filmmaker Mary Kunuk explores stories, tales and songs that she learned in her own childhood. For her, the process of recording them on video keeps them alive.

Tënk's opinion

Mary Kunuk retells three short stories through a combination of animation, poetry and storytelling. The three stories explore themes that highlight Inuit holistic perspectives, compassion, creativity, and at the heart of them all, play. The first story, "Avingalaaraluit", is a story about baby lemmings, written and directed by Mary Kunuk, and narrated in French by Marie-Hélène Cousineau. The second video, "Tease an Inuk" (Taquiner un Inuk) is written, directed and narrated in Inuktitut by Mary Kunuk. It explores an interaction between an Inuk and a snow bunting. The third film, "Singing Gull" (Goéland chantant), was written, directed and narrated by Mary Kunuk. Kunuk uses Inuktitut story-singing to tell viewers about a seagull using striking visual aids.

Nakasuk Alariaq





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