(2008, 31 min.) CANADA
Director: Jobie Weetaluktuk (Inuit)
In Inuktitut with English subtitles.
Elders of the Inuit community of Inukjuak in northern Quebec
decide to revive the lost art of making a traditional umiaq before
the knowledge is lost forever. As they work, they recount astonishing
stories of survival navigating the volatile and unforgiving waters
of the Arctic.
Image credit: Audience at
Club Red Radio, 2000 Native American Film and Video Festival
- photograph by Amalia Córdova, NMAI; Umiaq Skin Boat