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Aqtuqsi (My Nightmare)

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15 February 2015

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YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1996
DURATION: 6 min
GENRE: Computer animation
FORMAT: Video (colour)
LANGUAGE: Inuktitut, Eng s-t
DIRECTOR: Mary Kunuk
PRODUCER: Arnait Video Collective
CAMERA: Marie-Helene Cousineau
SCRIPT WRITER: Mary Kunuk
EDITOR: Mary Kunuk, Marie-Helene Cousineau
FUNDING: Canada Council for the Arts
SELECTED SCREENINGS Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, 2001), Gallerie Vox, exhibition Awakening (Montréal, 2004), Glenbow Museum, exhibition Inusivut: Our Way of Life (Calgary, 2003)

SYNOPSIS:

An aqtuqsi is a dream from which one must wake up, a paralyzing nightmare. “I decided to put my aqtuqsi in video. It’s so interesting because it is not a nightmare or a regular dream: an aqtuqsi is something that can paralyze you when you’re sleeping.”

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Duration:

4m 42s

Tagged:

Aqtuqsi, ift_community_Igloolik, Mary Kunuk, nightmare, sleep

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Canada

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