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Qulliq (Oil Lamp)

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23 November 2009

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YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1993
DURATION: 10 min
GENRE: Documentary
FORMAT: Video (colour)
LANGUAGE: Inuktitut, Eng/Fr s-t
CAST/PERFORMERS: Susan Avingaq, Madeline Ivalu
DIRECTOR: Arnait Video Collective
PRODUCER: Arnait Video Collective
CAMERA: Martha Maktar
SCRIPT WRITER: Arnait Video Collective
EDITOR: Arnait Video Collective
FUNDING: NWT Women's Directorate
SELECTED SCREENINGS: Images 93 (Toronto, 1993), Native American Film and Video Festival (New York, 1995 & 2005), Glenbow Museum, exihibition Inusivut: Our Way of Life (Calgary, 2003),

SYNOPSIS:

Women of the Video Collective reenact a traditional women's activity: the use of the qulliq.

The qulliq is the seal oil lamp and stove of the old days, the only source of light and warmth. The women tell the story in words and songs as they install the qulliq in their igloo.

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