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Qipisa + Totem: Return and Renewal

This screening took place on
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 12:00pm
Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre

Qipisa After being away for a long time, Myna is going back home to Pangnirtung to be with her family and to learn more of her roots. It leads her to another journey: to Qipisa, the outpost camp where she grew up. In Inuktitut with English subtitles. World Premiere Totem: Return and Renewal, Gil Cardinal, 2007, 25 mins In his 2003 NFB film Totem: the Return of the G'psgolox Pole (ALFF 2004), filmmaker Gil Cardinal documented the struggle of the Haisla people of British Columbia to recover a traditional mortuary totem pole. This half-hour documentary follows the events of the final journey of the G'psgolox Pole as it returns home to Kitamaat and the Haisla people. This presentation is in honour of ground-breaking filmmaker Gil Cardinal who passed away in November 2015.
  • Directed by Myna Ishulutak + Gil Cardinal
  • 2016+2007, NU + BC
  • 60 minutes
  • Film Subtitled

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