Eskimo Artist: Kenojuak

Eskimo Artist: Kenojuak

                                Eskimo Artist: Kenojuak
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This documentary shows how an Inuit artist's drawings are transferred to stone, printed and sold. Kenojuak Ashevak became the first woman involved with the printmaking co-operative in Cape Dorset. This film was nominated for the 1963 Documentary Short Subject Oscar®.

Please note that this is an archival film that makes use of the word “Eskimo,” an outdated and offensive term. While the origin of the word is a matter of some contention, it is no longer used in Canada. The term was formally rejected by the Inuit Circumpolar Council in 1980 and has subsequently not been in use at the NFB for decades. This film is therefore a time-capsule of a bygone era, presented in its original version. The NFB apologizes for the offence caused.

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Eskimo Artist: Kenojuak, John Feeney, offert par l'Office national du film du Canada

Largeur de la vidéo :

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  • réalisateur
    John Feeney
  • scénario
    John Feeney
  • montage
    John Feeney
  • producteur
    Tom Daly
  • caméra
    François Séguillon
  • son
    Ron Alexander
  • montage sonore
    Michael McKennirey
  • animation
    Pierre L'Amare
  • musique
    Eldon Rathburn

  • fauxy1994

    Also, is the IMDB listing for this film (at least I think it is this film although is has a 1967 date) voiceover as Alma Houston. Unsure if the OP for that question is still following this thread, but thought I would pass that along if they were (and if it is correct). Cheers!

    fauxy1994, 9 Fév 2017
  • fauxy1994

    Absolutely fantastic film. We have recently installed a wonderful Inuit Art exhibit in our museum. Kenojuak is one of the collections featured artists, and having the film available to help enrich the visitors experience is wonderful. Thank you!

    fauxy1994, 9 Fév 2017
  • sixam

    Thanks. I thought it may have been Frances Hyland ("Cattle Ranch"); but listening carefully the voices are different.

    sixam, 18 Jui 2015
  • NFB_Moderator

    @sixam--> Unfortunately, I checked every source we have and couldn't find any info on the narrator. It's sadly very common with our films from the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

    NFB_Moderator, 3 Jui 2015
  • sixam

    Who is the narrator?

    sixam, 28 Mai 2015
  • SarahThorpe

    So beautiful ~!

    SarahThorpe, 3 Jul 2014
  • sixam

    Notice they were watching Universe in the hall.

    sixam, 9 Fév 2014
  • thewayofthegunn

    This is an incredible window into a culture and lifestyle, both of which are fading into the sunset.

    thewayofthegunn, 21 Sep 2013
  • Bro. John

    Truly a wonderful film, beautifully made and very enlightening The art is beautiful and pure. Thank you NFB and John Feeney, But especially Kenojuak and her People Bro. John.

    Bro. John, 25 Avr 2012