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Taravut is a collection of 5 videos produced by Inuit women artists living in Igloolik, a small village in the Baffin Island region. Qulliq, Ataguttaaluk Starvation, Aqtuqsi, Piujuq and Angutautuq and Unikausiq describe community life and traditions : a woman who survived starvation, traditional women's activities, dreams and childhood stories. They are signs of a learning process in video, particularly in relation to drawing and computer illustrations, a new means of expression the women wish to appropriate. These unique works, in the manner that they examine notions of heritage and identity in relation to a mediated reality, offer openess and accessibility to a socially diverse audience.  

Original language
English
Inuktitut
Subtitles
French

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Credits

Direction
Mary Kunuk
Voice
Madeline Ivalu
Vocal
Susan Avingaq
Drawing
Mary Kunuk
Translation
M-H Cousineau
Editing
Laura Lefave
Production
Tarriaksuk Video Centre
Vidéographe

Technical information

Color
Black and white
Color
Image format
4:3
Sound
Stereo
Keywords
Language, Community, Memory, Past, Winter, Famine