Nanugiurutiga (My First Polar Bear)

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by Norman Cohn

16 October 2000

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The 11-year old son of Zacharias Kunuk is taught by his grandfather to capture his first bear. Igloolik elder, Abraham Ulayuruluk, recounts stories about hunting polar bears in the old days. Authentic views of hunting the most feared and respected animal in the Arctic.

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

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DIRECTOR(S): Zacharias Kunuk

PRODUCER(S): Igloolik Isuma Productions Inc.

WRITER(S): Zacharias Kunuk

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Zacharias Kunuk, Natar Ungalaaq

EDITOR(S): Marie-Christine Sarda, Zacharias Kunuk

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn

SCREENINGS & TELEVISION:
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)
Channel 24 Igloolik

 

 

YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2000

DISTRIBUTOR INFORMATION: Vtape

COUNTRY Canada

REGION: Igloolik; Nunavut, Canadian Arctic

Synopsis of Nanugiurutiga (My First Polar Bear)

by Jayson Kunnuk

  • Polar bears are very strong swimmers
  • Elders share stories, especially stories of the old days and how one became a hunter when he was young
  • Men work together to fix the skidoos
  • Strong family bond
  • Grandfather passing on his knowledge to his grandson
  • Planning the hunt, must know the behaviour of the bear
  • Dogs help by distracting and annoying the bear
  • Special techniques for portioning and skinning the animal
  • Handling and preparing the skin for drying

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Duration:

48m 15s

Tagged:

downloadable, my first polar bear, Nanuq

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada

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