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Tunniit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos

This screening took place on
Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 4:00pm
The Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre

TUNNIIT: RETRACING THE LINES OF INUIT TATTOOS is the incredibly personal, poignant and political documentary from Inuk filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (whose film ANGRY INUK recently won the Audience Award at Hot Docs 2016).

Inuit traditional face tattoos have been forbidden for a century, and almost forgotten. Arnaquq- Baril, together with long-time friend and activist Aaju Peter, is determined to uncover the mystery and meaning behind this beautiful ancient tradition. Together they embark on an adventure through Arctic communities, speaking with elders and recording the stories of a once popularized female art form. Past meets present in this intimate account of one woman’s journey towards self-empowerment and cultural understanding.

English, Inuktitut subtitled in English

  • Directed by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
  • 2011, Canada
  • 50 minutes
  • Film Subtitled
Tunniit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos

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