In the film, Atanarjuat paddles to shore in this qajaq (one-man canoe),
toward his summer camp and his wife Atuat, who is now expecting their son.
The qajaq was re-constructed by John MacDonald of the Igloolik Research
Institute based on detailed structural drawings of a qajaq in the Inuit
collection at the British Museum. The drawing, by Michael Morgan, was paid for
by Morton and Estelle Sosland.