Qaggiq (Gathering Place) 1988

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First Isuma recreated fiction. A late-winter Inuit camp in the 1930's. Four families build a qaggiq, a large communal igloo, to celebrate the coming of spring with games, singing and drum dancing. A young man seeks a wife. The girl's father says no, but her mother says yes...

Qaggiq is a part of the Unikaatuatiit (Story Tellers) Series.

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First Isuma recreated fiction. A late-winter Inuit camp in the 1930's. Four families build a qaggiq, a large communal igloo, to celebrate the coming of spring with games, singing and drum dancing. A young man seeks a wife. The girl's father says no, but her mother says yes...

Qaggiq is a part of the Unikaatuatiit (Story Tellers) Series.

Filmmaker: Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn, P. Qulitalik

Filmmaker Contact: zkunuk [at] isuma [dot] ca; info [at] isuma [dot] tv

Producer's Name: Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn, P. Qulitalik

Year of Production: 1988

Distributor Information: Vtape

Country: Canada

Region: Igloolik; Nunavut, Canadian Arctic

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 Thank you for sharing this. Qaggiq have been so dismissed by studies and education. Thank you!