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Annie Pootoogook

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Catalogue Number:  SM0000
Producer:  Katherine Knight and David Craig
Producing Agencies:  Katherine Knight and David Craig
Subject:  Arts, Biography, Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, Environmental Studies, Family Studies/Home Economics, First Nations Studies, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Social Sciences, Sociology, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2006
Running Time:  24:00

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Focused on Annie and her work, the film parallels Annie’s own creative process of making and doing. Images of her drawings anchor the film in her art. The transitions, challenges and risks of her life are reflected in her drawings. The shamans, myths and land-based adventures prevalent in the last generation’s prints and drawings are less evident. Annie drawings depict today. Local and global collide in her images: a seal hunt on TV; a video play station dominates a sparsely furnished room, walrus meat is eaten on the floor with a modern kitchen visible in the background.


"Marcia Connolly has created an extraordinary documentary on Annie Pootoogook's work and life. Her camera has found a beautiful way of implicating itself into Pootoogook's community in Cape Dorset, creating an intimacy and sense of spiritual kinship which is profoundly touching and rare. This is one of the finest portraits of an artist I have ever seen." - Atom Egoyan

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