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Between Two Worlds - DVD ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB548511
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Peter Raymont, Barbara Sears
Directors:  Barry Greenwald
Producing Agencies:  Investigative Productions Inc. (Toronto)
Subject:  Canadian Social Issues, Documentary, First Nations Studies, Indigenous Peoples, Social Issues, Social Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1990
Running Time:  57:37

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Unknown to most Canadians today, Joseph Idlout was once the world's most famous Inuit.The subject of films and books, Idlout was one of the Inuit hunters pictured for many years on the back of Canada's $2 bill. Idlout became a symbol of his people, the heroic myth that fascinated the white imagination. In this film Idlout's son, Peter Paniloo, takes us on a journey through his father's life. Idlout, the great hunter, becomes a fox-fur trapper and guide. He gets caught up in the white world, trying to improve his family's fortunes. Finally, Joseph Idlout does not know who he is or where he belongs. He is "between two worlds." Joseph Idlout could never have imagined the changes that would overwhelm his North. But he was one of its first casualties.

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