Nunavut (Our Land) Episode 13: Quviasukvik (Happy Day)

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Nunavut (Our Land) TV Series Episode 13. Igloolik, Fall-Winter 1946. It's almost a month since the sun disappeared. Back in the stone house everyone wakes up to Christmas Day. For Inuit in 1946, Christmas is a strange mix of ritual, some from the old life and some from the new. But either way, with lots of meat from a good year hunting, and a warm shelter against the blowing cold, this is a joyful time for celebration and stories.

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Nunavut (Our Land) TV Series Episode 13. Igloolik, Fall-Winter 1946. It's almost a month since the sun disappeared. Back in the stone house everyone wakes up to Christmas Day. For Inuit in 1946, Christmas is a strange mix of ritual, some from the old life and some from the new. But either way, with lots of meat from a good year hunting, and a warm shelter against the blowing cold, this is a joyful time for celebration and stories.

Filmmaker: Zacharias Kunuk, Paulossie Qulitalik, Norman Cohn

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

Producer's Name: Zacharias Kunuk, Paulossie Qulitalik, Norman Cohn

Year of Production: 1995

Distributor Information: Isuma Distribution International c/o VTape, wandav [at] vtape [dot] org, +1.416.351.1317 fax-1509; info [at] isuma [dot] ca, +1.514.486.0707 fax-9851.

Country: Canada

Region: Igloolik; Nunavut, Canadian Arctic

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