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Lumaaq: An Eskimo Legend ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB519858
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Pierre Moretti
Directors:  Co Hoedeman
Producing Agencies:  Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (Ottawa),Canada. Ministère des affaires indiennes et du Nord canadien (Hull),National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Animation, Canadian Literature, First Nations Studies, Indigenous Peoples, Literature
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1975
Running Time:  7:55


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Lumaaq tells the story of a legend widely believed by the Povungnituk Inuit. The artist's drawings are transferred to paper, cut out, and animated under the camera. The result is Inuit prints in action. Dialogue, music and artwork make this film a total cultural transplant.

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