Nalujuk Night at FIN STREAM Online!
Nalujuk Night at FIN Atlantic International Film Festival Stream Online!
Available on FIN Stream at 7:00pm, September 19th, 2021 for 24 hours as a part of our Reel East Coast Shorts Gala.
Ticketholders have 24 hours to complete the stream once they start a particular presentation.
Jennie Williams| 2021 | 13 min 7 s
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.
Despite the frights, Nalujuk Night is a beloved annual event, showing that sometimes it can be fun to be scared. Rarely witnessed outside of Nunatsiavut, this annual event is an exciting chance for Inuit, young and old, to prove their courage and come together as a community to celebrate culture and tradition.
Inuk filmmaker Jennie Williams brings audiences directly into the action in this bone-chilling black and white short documentary about a winter night like no other.
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