Nipi (Voice)

Rapid change from traditional to modern life in Nunavut, like many post-colonial societies, has concentrated power, wealth and information in a few hands. Nipi examines fundamental questions of democracy, power and change in Nunavut and indirectly in Canada itself: in education, religion, gender, lifestyle, the distribution of economic development and the make-up and inner structure o

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.


The Journals of Knud Rasmussen

Second Inuit feature (2006) in The Fast Runner Trilogy. Stream film or Download Trilogy (pay-what-you-can) in SD, 720p or full 1080p HD. More about this film.

Angakkuiit (Shaman Stories)

Inuit memories and experiences of shamanism, and oral histories about the last shamans practicing in the region of Igloolik, Nunavut. Interviewees range from young people to elders and politicians, but they all share a belief that things happen, and that shamanism is still a living religion.

DIRECTOR(S): Paulossie Qulitalik, Zacharias Kunuk

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.

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