Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library
425 Holland Street West , Bradford, Ontario, L3Z 0J2
As part of THE NFB IN LIBRARIES annual programming, the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library is offering free, all-day screenings of the following film compilation, in celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day :
Arctic Song (Germaine Arnattaujuq , Neil Christopher & Louise Flaherty | 2021 | 6 min)
In this six-minute short, Inuit artist, storyteller and co-director Germaine Arnattaujuq (Arnaktauyok) depicts Inuit creation stories in all their glory. Arctic Song tells stories of how the land, sea and sky came to be in beautifully rendered animation. Telling traditional Inuit tales from the Iglulik region of Nunavut through song, the film revitalizes ancient knowledge and shares it with future generations.
Nalujuk Night (Jennie Williams | 2021 | 13 min)
Nalujuk Night is an up close look at an exhilarating, and sometimes terrifying, Labrador Inuit tradition. Every January 6th from the dark of the Nunatsiavut night, the Nalujuit appear on the sea ice. They walk on two legs, yet their faces are animalistic, skeletal, and otherworldly. Snow crunches underfoot as they approach their destination: the Inuit community of Nain.
Evan’s Drum (Ossie Michelin | 2021 | 14 min)
An adventurous young boy and his determined mother share a passion for Inuit drum dancing in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Evan’s Drum is a joyful visit to a family’s loving home, and an uplifting story of cultural pride. After generations of silence, the rhythm of the traditional Inuit drum has returned to Labrador, and seven-year-old Evan is part of the new generation that will keep its heartbeat strong.
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