Amaqqut Nunaat: The Country of Wolves
Catalogue Number: TPI000
Producer: Taqqut Productions
Producing Agencies: Inhabit Media
Subject: Arts, Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, First Nations Studies, Guidance, History, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Literature
Grade Level: 6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2011
Running Time: 12:00
In this traditional Inuit story, two young brothers on a hunting trip for seal find themselves adrift on broken sea ice. They drift in the darkness for many days, until their ice floe settles on the shore of a strange and distant land. The only safe haven to be found is a mysterious village filled with the sounds of drum dancing, music and revelry. In a land where men can shape-shift into wolves, these sounds turn out to be even more dangerous than the frigid ocean. Film producers Louise Flaherty and Neil Christopher say, "This story is an ancient legend and the hand-made quality represents the physical aspect of telling a story. We chose this minimalist style as we felt it would engage a contemporary Northern audience but still leave a lot to the imagination, thus respecting the Inuit oral tradition".
Graphic Novel based on this video: The Country of Wolves, retold by Neil Christopher, Inhabit Books.
Best Animated Short Film, SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival (2012)
Best Short Film, Cinestrange Film Festival (2012)
Best Narrative Short, Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (2012)
Best Short Film, Montreal First Peoples’ Film Festival (2012)
Best Canadian Short, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (2011)
Best Animation, American Indian Film Festival (2011)
Cynthia-Lickers Sage Award for Emerging Talent, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (2011)
Best Animation, Aliens to Zombies Film Festival (2012)
Best of Dawson City International Short Film Festival (2012)
Best Animated Short, Los Angeles Fear and Fantasy Festival (2014)
Best Animation, Tyrolean Independent Film Festival (2014)
Best Animation (Nominee), Long Island International Film Expo (2015)
Honourable Mention, Animated Film, Short. Sheet. Film Fest (2016)
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