Producer: Iqaluit – Inuit Broadcasting Corporation

Segment 1: At Baha’i House in Iqaluit, Angaangaq Lyberth, a member of the Baha’i community and originally from Greenland, chants in Inuktitut and Arabic. He gives introductory information on some of the principles of the Baha’i Faith (a world religion) and explains some of the beliefs.

The Journals of Knud Rasmussen

The Journals of Knud Rasmussen, by Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn, 112 mins. 2005. Second feature in The Fast Runner Trilogy. 

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Sall' ... Fake... Ehonté

That film is a mockumentary about Greenlandic chamanism.
What is belief today, and what is adaptation??


Synopsis: This film shows the inspiration, often related to belief in the supernatural, behind Inuit sculpture. The Inuit's approach to the work is to release the image the artist sees imprisoned in the rough stone. The film centres on an old legend about the carving of the image of a sea spirit to bring food to a hungry camp.

Filmmaker: John Feeney

Shamanism - The Powers of the Angakkuq

Shaminism - The Powers of the Angakkuq

Grade level           

This lesson plan is designed to be used with students aged 12 and up.

An Introduction to Shamanism

An Introduction To Shaminism

Grade level            

This lesson plan is designed to be used with students aged 12-15 years.


Without stories we are lost... - by Hugh Brody

The strangers from Greenland sit in the snow house of Avva, a shaman.  Avva introduces his family to the visitors. The scene is tense, with silences that are awkward or watchful.  Avva puffs on his pipe.

Spirit Being Dialogue - by Floyd Favel

There are some films that stay with us forever, the characters alive within us, like spirit beings.

Speaking from the Heart of Collective Memories - by Catherine Martin

The filmmakers of The Journals of Knud Rasmussen write, 'This film asks questions among others, about vanished peoples, colonization, cultural amnesia, effaced memory, Christianization and the complete erasure of a religion - especially in the absence of a literary tradition in most Aboriginal oral cultures.'

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