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People of the seal [videorecording] : Eskimo winter / produced by the National Film Board of Canada.


Location: Fennell STACKS E99 .E7 P443 1999 v.2 pt. 2
Barcode: 30731101110116
Status: Available

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (ca 52 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Montreal, Quebec : National Film Board of Canada, c1999.

Content descriptions

General Note:
'In celebration of Nunavut' is a collection of films made between 1942 and 1996, on life in the Arctic from first contact to today. While so me of these archival films reflect the colonialist attitudes of their era, they remain important historical documents.
Formatted Contents Note:
v.2. People of the seal, pt. 2: Eskimo winter (1971-ca. 52 min.)
Summary, etc.:
Winter with one of the Netsilik families of the Pelly Bay area. Today they live in settlements, but when this film was shot, the Netsilik hunted and travelled much as they had for centuries. In this 1971 production, we follow them to a spot rich in seals, then watch as the men prepare with care and patience for the moment when they can kill one. In late winter, the families build a large communal igloo and relax with some fun and games. Mostly in Inuktitut. (1971)
System Details Note:
DVD player required.
Subject: Inuit > Hunting.
Inuit > Nunavut > Social life and customs.
Arctic regions > Description and travel.
Canada, Northern > Description and travel.