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National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 9N4
Program duration : 6 minutes

Nunavut Animation Lab: The Bear Facts

Jonathan Wright
2010 | 4 min
In this animated short, a self-important colonial explorer emerges from a sailing ship and plants a flag on the Arctic ice, as a bemused Inuit hunter looks on. Then the explorer plants another, and another, and another, while the hunter, clearly not impressed that his land has been “discovered,” quietly goes about his business. In this charming and humorous re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European, Jonathan Wright brings us the story of a savvy hunter and the ill-equipped explorer he outwits.

 

Vistas: Dancers of the Grass

Melanie Jackson
2009 | 2 min

This short film presents a stunning display of a stop-motion animation as it vividly depicts the majesty of the hoop dance, a tradition symbolizing the unity of all nations.

 

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