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Animation from Cape Dorset ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB521956
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Joanasie Salamonie, John Taylor
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Animation, Architecture, Arts, Arts, Indigenous Peoples
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1973
Running Time:  18m 52s

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Released in 1973, this collection assembles the first animated films to be made by Inuit artists at the NFB.  Featured is work by Solomonie Pootoogook, Timmun Alariaq, Mathew Joanasie, and Itee Pootoogook Pilaloosie — all participants in the Cape Dorset (Baffin Island) Film Animation Workshop, established to teach animation skills to local artists. The soundtrack features performances by Aggeok and Peter Pitseolok.  Commentary is provided in a blend of Inuktitut and English.

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