Catalogue Number: 000018
Producer: Houston Productions Inc.
Subject: Arts, Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, Drama, Family Studies/Home Economics, First Nations Studies, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Social Studies
Grade Level: 6 - 8, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2007
Running Time: 72:00
KIVIUQ is a genre-defying performing arts film that features the story of an Inuit ancient hero by the name of Kiviuq. In the minds of Inuit elders, Kiviuq is a shaman whose power equals that of Homer's Odysseus in the western culture. According to elder Samson Quinangnaq, the story of Kiviuq is the secret Bible of the Inuit, which has been suppressed for a century. The story begins when a great hunter is killed. Since he was the only villager to show kindness to the hunter's orphaned son, Kiviuq is spared the horrifying vengeance of the boy's grandmother.
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