The sets for Atanarjuat were all authentic Inuit dwellings, made from
traditional natural materials such as ice blocks, animal skins, rocks, sod, and
snow. Igloos, for instance, were crafted from real snow blocks - not styrofoam
as in some Southern productions about life in the Arctic!
The qaggiq is a large ceremonial igloo in which an entire Inuit community
can congregate for celebrations, ajaja singing, and drum dancing.