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Asivaqtiin (Les chasseurs) - DVD ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB537186
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Peter Raymont
Directors:  Mosha Michael
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Civics, Documentary, Indigenous Peoples, Science, Social Studies
Language:  French
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1977
Running Time:  13:17

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Released in 1977, this beautifully paced short was photographed, directed, edited and narrated by Mosha Michael — one of Canada’s first Inuk filmmakers. Michael offers a first-hand account of a three-week Arctic hunting excursion, a rehabilitative trip undertaken by young offenders from Baffin Correctional Centre, Ikajurtauvik (Inuktitut for a place where help is received) and their families. Dropping anchor at various points throughout Frobisher Bay, they fish for cod, hunt for seal and caribou, and renew family and community ties. Shooting on a Super 8 camera and providing his own narration, Michael crafts an engaging document of Inuk life in the 1970s. An original score features music and songs in Inuktitut by Kowmageak Arngnakolak and Michael himself.

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