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Two views of the Baffin Island Region

This screening took place on
Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 9:00pm
Old Fire Hall

Quviasukvik (Happy Day) (Dir. Igloolik Isuma - Zacharias Kunuk, Paulossie Qulitalik, Norman Cohn) 1995, Inuktitut w English subtitles, 29 min It's almost a month since the sun disappeared. Back in the stone house everyone wakes up to Christmas Day. Today for Inuit Christmas is a strange mix of ritual; some from the old life and some from the new. Either way, with lots of meat from a good year hunting, and a warm shelter against the blowing cold, this is a joyful time for celebration and stories. One of a series of films depicting the old ways of the Inuit, by the creators of Atanarjuat and the Journals of Knud Rasmussen. Edge of Ice (Dir. William Hansen/NFB) 1986, 56 min An outstanding natural history of the intricate ecosystem along the edge of the Arctic ice. Edge of Ice uses stunning footage shot underwater, on the surface and even inside ice crystals. It reveals a magnificent world and the creatures that inhabit it: from microscopic algae and tiny arthropods, to seal, walrus, whale and humans. The film's two narrators, one white and one Inuit, present complementary viewpoints.
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